Elizabeth Smart Book Review: For the first time, ten years after her kidnapping from her bedroom in Salt Lake City, Elizabeth Smart shares how she lived, and the secret to making a new life in the midst of a violent crime. On the 5th of June 2002, the 14 years old religious fanatical Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee, took away from her house Elizabeth Smart, a member of the close-knit Mormon family, midnight.
They were held in chains, cloaked and raped repeatedly, and said that if she tried to escape, she and her family would be killed. On 12 March 2003, after her rescue, she joined her family and was working to collect her pieces.
Now for the first time, MY STORY tells you of her continual terror, her brave ability to hold hope, and how she crafted a strategy to exploit her catchers and persuade them to return to Utah, where she was saved minutes after they arrived. Smart explains how her faith helped her remain safe in a nightmare and how she disconnected her captors in their trials and found the power to ensure justice.