Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann announced today that the fourth printing of their award-winning book The Girls Are Gone has been ordered.
The Girls Are Gone is published by Wise Ink Creative Publishing and was released on October 23, 2018. The book provides new details about the disappearance of Samantha and Gianna Rucki and the adults – including their mother Sandra Grazzini-Rucki – who conspired to keep the missing sisters and the truth hidden.
Since being released last October, The Girls Are Gone has been a commercial and critical success. The Kindle Edition of The Girls Are Gone has appeared on multiple “best seller” lists by Amazon.
“The Girls Are Gone is a story of love, lies, passion, and perseverance,” said Allison Mann. “It was born out of our belief that the story of the Rucki family is too important not to tell. Bringing awareness to the issue and giving a voice to these victims was all the motivation we needed,” added Mann.
In April, Brodkorb and Allison Mann were awarded a 2019 Independent Publisher Book Award.
“From start to finish, The Girls Are Gone is a thrilling true crime read with shocking twists and unbelievable attention to detail,” said Jim Barnes, the director of the Independent Publisher Books Awards. “It’s everything we look for in a gold medal winner at IPPY, and we can’t wait to see what Michael and Allison will write next,” added Barnes.
“The Girls Are Gone is a special book that exemplifies the reason independent publishing exists; it bends genre–family drama, legal thriller, true crime–in a way that I have seen very few times in literature, and never as successfully,” said Amy Quale, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Wise Ink Creative Publishing.
“That it doesn’t fit squarely in any genre is what makes this book irresistible. It’s an unbelievable, wild, fascinating story that the authors have taken great care with and their thoughtfulness shows. Six months post-launch, the book has sold over 5,000 copies–a success story for any book, but a feat that shows how wide and deep the readership is for stories that showcase the strength and boundlessness of the human spirit. I’ll just say this: the story–this book–really is that good,” added Quale.
Brodkorb and Mann have appeared at over 30 events for their book in the last few months, and more book events will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Girls Are Gone is available for sale through numerous retailers in both paperback and ebook.