The Year We Disappeared

The Year We Disappeared

A Father - Daughter Memoir

Book - 2008
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The extraordinary true story of a family, a brutal shooting, and the year that would change their lives forever. When Cylin Busby was nine years old...[h]er police officer father, John, was driving to work when someone leveled a shotgun at his window. The blasts that followed left John’s jaw on the passenger seat of his car—literally. Overnight, the Busbys went from being the "family next door" to one under 24-hour armed guard, with police escorts to school, and no contact with friends. Worse, the shooter was still on the loose, and it seemed only a matter of time before he’d come after John—or someone else in the family—again. With their lives unraveling around them, and few choices remaining for a future that could ever be secure, the Busby family left everything and everyone they had ever known…and simply disappeared. As told by both father and daughter, this is a harrowing, and at times heartbreaking account of a shooting and its aftermath, even as it shows a young girl trying to make sense of the unthinkable, and the triumph of a family’s bravery in the face of crisis. -- Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2008.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9781599901411
Call Number: 364.155 BUSBY
Characteristics: 329 p. ; 22 cm
Subjects: Busby, Cylin.
Busby, John, 1942-
Police -- Violence against.
Police -- Violence against -- Massachusetts -- Falmouth -- Case studies.
Fathers and daughters -- Massachusetts -- Falmouth.
Victims of crimes -- United States -- Biography.
Additional Contributors: Busby, John 1942-


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