Allison Mann is a mom, wife, paralegal and author living in Minnesota with her family. Allison began her career as a paralegal in 2001 after graduating from college. She spent one year working in a large firm before she found her home at a small office in the Twin Cities suburbs. Allison's dedication to research, investigation and writing have provided many clients with not only successful outcomes but also much comfort over her years as a paralegal.
Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann came together during the 2016 criminal trial of a mother who abducted and hid two of her five children. Their passion for finding truth and justice through different mediums led them to partner in writing "The Girls Are Gone." Michael and Allison spent two years working together investigating, researching and writing to find the answers to many questions that had been left unanswered for years.
The Girls Are Gone
On the evening of April 19, 2013, Samantha and Gianna Rucki disappeared. Two of five children born to David Rucki and Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, the teenage sisters vanished in the midst of their parents’ divorce.
The girls’ father, David Rucki, worked tirelessly with law enforcement to search day and night for his two missing daughters, following every lead while raising three remaining children at home. Their mother, Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, used her newfound freedom to vacation around the world, abandoning her children. And as the investigation intensified, catching the attention of the media, Sandra also disappeared.
The Girls Are Gone is the true story of two sisters who went missing, the father who kept searching, and the adults who conspired to keep the truth hidden.