This is the heartbreaking story of the abduction and murder of five-year-old April Jones, which sparked the biggest police search in UK history. The nation was shocked by her disappearance from the tiny Welsh village of Machynllech in October 2012. Her body was never fully recovered but paedophile Mark Bridger was convicted of her murder and abduction following a month-long trial in May 2013. In this gripping and harrowing book, April's heartbroken parents Coral and Paul speak at length about their beloved daughter and the search for her, their ordeal as they faced Bridger in court every day during the trial, and their ongoing fight against the vile child pornography he viewed in the days leading up to April's abduction. They remember with enduring love the daughter who fought so bravely to survive premature birth and mild disability, and who was enchanted by all the things a little girl finds magical. Paul Jones kept a diary throughout the ordeal, the contents of which are revealed for the first time in this searingly honest account of unimaginable emotional pain.
Alongside books such as Madeleineby Kate McCann and Goodbye Dearest Hollyby Kevin Wells, Aprilwill stand as a poignant reminder of what it means to lose the thing you most love.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd