I am sure many of you have read the book, I just finished it yesterday. It was excellent and I really appreciated how he focused on these girls, who they were, their childhoods, their pasts, and their future plans. It was about time someone took the time to humanize them. What stood out most is that ALL of them had risk factors in their lives found in most girls that find themselves trafficked or in the life. Lack of education making them financially vulnerable, young mothers, daughters of young mothers themselves, "unstable" family lives, foster care. It was heartbreaking to read and I could see how each of them could be vulnerable and lured hoping to be financially stable or like Amber, have a family. And the Internet made it THAT much easier, it changed the whole game. Quick, fast, money. No need to "walk" the streets, no need for a pimp. Nothing. Although the girls were aware of the risks, the internet seems to sanitize it, make it seem safer, easier, in a false way of course. The book was excellent. And I do not for one minute believe that Shannan just so happened to die "accidentally" mere feet from the bodies of four other sex workers with ads on Craig's List. I do not know who did it, the cast of characters is so bizarre, but I do believe the killer is/was a resident of Oak Beach or at the very least Long Island.