Former Cleveland Kidnap Victims Release Book

By Dianna Dilworth 

Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, two of three women who were kidnapped and held captive for a decade by bus driver Ariel Castro in Cleveland, OH, have penned a book.

“Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland” (Viking), which was written in conjunction with Pulitzer Prize–winning Washington Post reporters Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan, tells the story of how they were captured, raped and tortured in Castro’s basement.

“The full story behind the headlines—including details never previously released on Castro’s life and motivations—Hope is a harrowing yet inspiring chronicle of two women whose courage, ingenuity, and resourcefulness ultimately delivered them back to their lives and families,” explains the book’s description.

Michelle Knight, the third victim, wrote a memoir called, “Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings,” which was published last year by Weinstein Books.