But for the grace of God by Susan Grimsdell

Our local paper is doing a series on lost children; those terrible cases where the child goes missing and is never seen again. Today’s story is about a two year old whose parents were visiting a friend.  The mother was a former drug addict, the father a gang member.  The friend had a house on a lake, very close to the water.  There were several kids, the adults were getting a barbecue together, lots of activity going on.  The child was seen near the driveway when one of the adults went off… Read More

Missing by Emily Smart

I have been watching very closely from afar the events that are unfolding in the case of the missing British girl Madeleine McCann. Anyone with any connection to the UK and possibly most of Europe will no doubt be familiar with the case. On Thursday 3 May 2007 while holidaying in the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz in the Algarve region of Portugal, three year old Madeleine was taken from her apartment one night while her 18 month old twin siblings slept and her parents dined with friends at a nearby… Read More