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Heather Shtuka’s new book about missing son becomes Amazon bestseller

Heather Shtuka's new book Missing From Me is available for purchase through Amazon.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Heather Shtuka

Heather Shtuka’s new book about her missing son Ryan is already listed as a number one best seller in multiple genres on Amazon.

Missing From Me became available for purchase through Amazon on Nov. 17. It's currently listed at the top bestselling slot for Amazon's Grief and Bereavement category and the Motherhood in Women's Studies category.

“I’m not sure when it will be available in stores,” Shtuka said in a previous interview with iNFOnews. “I have some copies with me in case I do a book launch. There are supply issues to factor in that I’m sure book companies are dealing with too but I hope the copies will be in bookstores by Christmas."

The 100,000-word novel is the product of two years of writing detailing the process Heather and her family went through after her son Ryan, 19 at the time, disappeared from Sun Peaks Mountain Resort in February, 2018.

READ MORE: Heather Shtuka releases book about son's disappearance near Kamloops

Heather said the process of writing about and reliving the moments since she last saw her son alive has been heartbreaking.

She wrote the book to preserve her son’s legacy and is hoping it will help others going through similar experiences.

“I hope it gets other people interested in learning about Ryan’s story and missing people in general,” she said. “I hope it brings attention to the helplessness parents feel when all main lines of help in searching stops and how to continue on.”

Read more stories about Ryan Shtuka here.

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