The house was like something out of a Jane Austen novel, but the truth of what lay in the shadows was more terrifying than any fictional imagining.
Shane Dunphy recalls the experience of his darkest nightmares: a young girl describing missing children as playthings at house parties, but no one was listening; a malevolent, threatening presence looming in the residence they called the Bad Place, and Shane was forced to flee.
And now, 20 years later, a mother pleads with him to find her son who vanished at age five.
Determined to redress his mistakes, Shane doggedly investigates and begins to uncover a vast international child-trafficking ring that goes to the very top of the establishment.
And behind it all theres the Dark Man, a hideous exile from humanity who has decided Shane needs to be taught a final lesson. Recounting cases of historical child disappearances, unsolved abductions, collusion with the Catholic church and its culture of secrets, lies and cover up, Shane Dunphy builds a picture of a complex web of organised criminality.
And, in a powerful story of personal redemption, Shane attempts to confront his demons and bring the notorious ringleader to justice.
©2019 Shane Dunphy (P)2020 Audible, Ltd
This was an incredible read! Shane is irish, and this book tells of irelands long kept secrets, not just with the catholic church and its abuse of children, but also with other criminal offenses, like people going missing, child trafficking etc.
Shane narrates his own book which I feel makes it all the more powerful, I always love when an author reads their own story.
From the start to the gripping conclusion, this is a wonderful but sometimes harrowing read.
You wont be disappointed with this book! A 5 Star read!
I highly recommend it!
It will make you sit up and think!