The disapearance of Lori Hacking which is a local event here and has made national news has been much on my mind lately. Hard to not have it on my mind since everywhere I go people are discussing it. The thing that bothers me most is the way that people are discussing it. They are almost always the fearful discussions of people who find this kind of event beyond comprehension. I read a fantastic book about a year ago which makes this kind of thing not only comprehensible, but predictable. The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker.
I highly recommend this book to everyone. After reading it I have been much less fearful of violence. I feel like I know better how to predict it and what to do if it threatens. Gavin de Becker knows his subject and explains it thoroughly. I wish Lori Hacking had read it. Maybe then she could have protected herself from abduction or from her own husband whichever happened to her.