A Vulnerable Girl and Her Story of Survival
UPDATED: New chapters from Katie
In 1992, nine-year-old Katie Beers was kidnapped by a family friend and locked in an underground box for 17 days. Katie has now come forward to tell the story that created a national media storm as reporters uncovered the truth about her pre-kidnapping life of neglect and sexual abuse and the details of her rescue. She shares how this experience and the recent death of her kidnapper, John Esposito, has affected her life. Despite the horrible reality of Katie's days of being chained in darkness, the kidnapping was, in fact, the climactic end of a tragic childhood and the beginning of a new life.Katie breaks her silence and reveals her inspiring healing process to the journalist who covered the story of the disappearance more than twenty years ago. Buried Memories is the only source that includes the complete details of her traumatic childhood, transcriptions of recordings from Esposito, a first-hand account of how Katie felt after Esposito's death in 2013, and Katie's hopeful view of the future as she looks back into her dark past.
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Beaufort Books, 9780825307782, 280pp.
Publication Date: April 13, 2015
About the Author
Katie Beers is a married mother of two, currently works as a motivational speaker as well as in a family-run insurance business. As a profoundly neglected and abused child, she was kidnapped and locked in an underground coffin-like box for 17 days. The kidnapping of Katie Beers made worldwide headlines in late 1992. Katie, at the center of a national media storm, dropped out of sight 20 years ago. Katie has a Bachelor's degree in accounting and lives in rural Pennsylvania with her husband and their two children.Carolyn Gusoff is an Emmy award winning broadcast journalist currently working the Long Island beat for WCBS-TV. She has covered some of the most high profile news stories in New York City. Prior to WCBS, she reported live daily for Good Day New York, Fox5 WNYW for 3 years, and was Long Island Bureau Chief at WNBC for 15 years, also co-anchoring Weekend Today in New York.A graduate of Columbia University and Cornell, she was born in NYC and lives on Long Island with her husband and two children.