Shelfari edited the description of Held Captive: The Kidnapping and Rescue of Elizabeth Smart Thursday, September 3, 2009.
A family's worst nightmare ... On a June night in 2002, Salt Lake City teenager Elizabeth Smart was abducted at knifepoint from her own bedroom. For months afterward her distraught family prayed for her safe return while a massive manhunt was undertaken. Then, in March of the following year, Elizabeth Smart was discovered alive just a few miles from her home, the prisoner of a man who believed himself the Messiah and his loyal, complacent wife. What happened to Elizabeth during her nine months in captivity is shocking; how she finally gained her freedom is remarkable. And now the story can be told -- including startling information about the controversial investigation and the heartbreaking torment endured by an extraordinary young survivor.