he vanishing of English 3-year-old Madeleine McCann in Portugal and the search on a push-bike around Europe by Australian father Ken Thompson, who successfully found his son Andrew in Amsterdam 3 years after after he was abducted by his mother when 3 years old, both highlight the incidence of missing children across international borders. There are thousands more stories like Madeleine’s and Andrew’s, very few with happy endings.
Astonishingly, thousands of parents abduct their OWN children every day, to hide them from the parent they leave behind. Taken in Contempt (3rd Ed.) impartially tells the stories that describe the heartbreak and danger and chronicle the incredible courage and risks people take in the name of love. Author Robin Bowles has first hand knowledge of IPCA. In 1999 her own grandson was taken to the other side of the world.
Recommended as ‘A book that needed to be written’ by a Chief Justice of the Family Court, this book fearlessly explores all aspects of this modern dilemma. It’s moving, engrossing and totally compelling.