THROWING STONES; PARENTAL CHILD ABDUCTION THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD
Little Kenny started his Friday like every other boy in second grade. October 10, 1980, would be different for the unsuspecting boy. A few short hours later his father would burst into his mother’s home, and in a series of violent acts, kidnap him and his siblings. What will happen to little Kenny? Come inside, read the words of a little boy trying to survive in a big and scary world.
Never knowing whom to trust and having a father who hears and talks to 'God', drives the little boy to close himself off from the world. Is his mother still alive? Does she love him? Where is home? What is love? Lastly, who can you trust when your mom or dad are the ones hurting you? These are the questions Throwing Stones attempts to answer.
Throwing Stones is not written as a dry academic style narrative book. Instead, Mr. Connelly spent years researching his own kidnapping in order to tell this true-life story, a true-crime thriller, from the point of a seven-year-old boy. Ken was abducted from Orange County, California. His father hid in multiple states and attempted to flee the United States twice, in order to evade capture.