On 2 March 1998 ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch was snatched off the
street by a stranger - when she emerged eight years later, her
childhood had gone.
Natascha Kampusch was born on 17 February 1988 in Vienna and became victim, at the age of ten, to what proved to be one of the longest abductions in recent history. In 2006 she gained her freedom. On the day she escaped, her abductor Wolfgang Priklopil committed suicide by throwing himself under a train. Since then Natascha has been trying to live a normal life. In spring 2010, aged 22, she graduated from university.
A brilliantly insightful dissection of her years in captivity --
Jon Ronson * Guardian *
An excellent book -- Kathryn Hughes * Mail on Sunday *
Thoughtful, unflinching and remarkably devoid of self-pity... Remarkable - not just for Kampusch's account of her ordeal but as a testament to her indomitable spirit -- Daisy Goodwin * Sunday Times *