-Elizabeth Smart also survived her abduction and her kidnappers were found and imprisoned.
-Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper had also been previously hired to do work for her family.
-While in Captivity Smart was physically and verbally abused.
-In "Ruthless", the main character, Ruth, is abducted.
-Ruth survived her kidnapping and was able to get her kidnapper imprisoned.
-Ruth's abductor had previously worked under her family.
-While abducted Ruth was not only verbally abused, but physically abused.
-Ruth was able to escape from her abductor, Jerry T Balls, which helped her be found.
-Ruth was found because at one point after her escape she made it to a forrest near a gas station where Jerry T Balls recaptured her and began to bury her alive after he thought she was dead, before he attempted to kill her she began screaming for help, which is when someone from the gas station called the police to rescue her.
-Ruth escaped Jerry T Balls before he had the chance to proceed with rape.
-Ruth was held captive in a cabin in the woods.
-Elizabeth Smart was threatened that if she tried to escape, her kidnapper, Brian Mitchell, would kill not only her, but her family as well. Therefore she was unable to try to escape on her own.
-Elizabeth was found by the police when she was spotted while undercover in public. Abductor Brian Mitchell, often put Smart into a disguise and went out in public with her as though she was just a member of his family.
-Elizabeth Smart was raped several times throughout her abduction.
-Elizabeth was held captive in a tent with her leg shackled to a tree.