Before Adam Walsh there were no faces on milk cartons, no Amber Alerts, no federal databases of crimes against children. His abduction and murder—unsolved for more than a quarter of a century—forever changed America.
Shocked by Adam’s murder and the inability of the police and FBI to find his killer, Adam’s parents, Revé and John Walsh—who would go on to create America’s Most Wanted—became advocates for the transformation of law enforcement’s response to and handling of such cases.
Bringing Adam Home is the definitive account of this horrifying crime and its aftermath, a true story of tragedy, love, faith, and dedication. It reveals the pain and tenacity of a family determined to find justice, the failed police work that allowed a killer to remain uncharged, and the relentless efforts of one cop who accomplished what an entire legal system could not. As harrowing as In Cold Blood, yet ultimately uplifting, Bringing Adam Home is the riveting story of a triumph of justice and the enduring power of love.
As a whole, this book was well-writen and well-told sorry of the 1981 abduction and murder of 6 year old Adam Walsh. The book doesn’t focus it’s self so much on the murder but centers the story around the botched investigation by Florida’s Hollywood Police Department. The murder was not solved for more than two decades yet you will see the frustrating journey the Walsh Family had to endure to have just a little bit of closer.
Reading this book readers will be confronted by the absolute horrors of this crime and how the Walsh Family used their tragedy to change Americas way of thinking. This book and this Family plays a huge role in changing the Criminal Justice System in how they deal with missing children. I truly believe that this book is important for any person in law enforcement and sadly they can learn to avoid the despicable mistakes made bye the H.P.D detectives. In the true crime genre I would highly recommend this book….5-5