Allan Hall

Captive
  • Captive

  • One monster. Three innocent girls. Ten years in captivity.

    22 August 2002: 21-year-old Michelle Knight disappears walking home.

    21 April 2003: Amanda Berry goes missing the day before her seventeenth birthday.

    2 April 2004: 14-year-old Gina DeJesus fails to come home from school.

    For over a decade these girls remained undetected in a house just three miles from the block where they all went missing, held captive by a terrifying sexual predator. Tortured, starved and raped, kept in chains, Captive reveals the dark obsessions that drove Ariel Castro to kidnap and enslave his innocent victims.

    Based on exclusive interviews with witnesses, psychologists, family and police, this is an unflinching record of a truly shocking crime in a very ordinary neighbourhood.

Allan Hall was a New York correspondent for ten years, first for The Sun and later for the Daily Mirror. He co-founded the Big Apple News media agency and has covered German-speaking Europe for the last eight years for newspapers including several encyclopedias of crime. He lives and works in Berlin.