Authors Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann will be in Duluth Wednesday, March 6 in support of their Minnesota-based and best-selling true crime book, 'The Girls Are Gone'.

The authors will doing a reading and signing event at Barnes & Noble, located at the Miller Hill Mall, Wednesday evening from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The Girls Are Gone was released in October 2018, published by Wise Ink Publishing and has since made Amazon’s Hot New Releases charts and has become a best-seller in the True Crime category.

According to the event press release, the book covers quite a story:

On the evening of April 19, 2013, Samantha and Gianna Rucki disappeared. Two of five children born to David Rucki and Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, the teenage sisters vanished in the midst of their parents divorce.

The girls father, David Rucki, worked tirelessly with law enforcement to search day and night for his two missing daughters, following every lead while raising three remaining children at home. Their mother, Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, used her newfound freedom to vacation around the world, abandoning her children. And as the investigation intensified, catching the attention of the media, Sandra also disappeared.


On November 18, 2015 – 944 days after they disappeared – the girls were found living on a ranch in northern Minnesota by law enforcement.


Criminal charges were filed against four people, including the girls’ mother, for their role in the disappearance of the Rucki sisters. “The Girls Are Gone” chronicles key events during the criminal trials of the people who were later convicted or pleaded guilty for their involvement in this heinous crime.  The book examines the other adults who aided in the conspiracy to hide the truth and the Rucki sisters.

'The Girls Are Gone' offers additional insight, new details and interviews with key people in this case.


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