Bossini heiress Queenie Law to launch book about kidnapping, revealing ‘civilised’ abductors
Account details the four days in 2015 she was held captive in a cave in Kowloon
Queenie Rosita Law, scion of the family behind clothing chain Bossini, elaborates on her kidnapping in 2015 and reveals how her abductors sought to treat her kindly, according to her forthcoming book.
One kidnapper swore that the gang would not hurt her and even promised to offer her help if she encountered trouble in the future, Law wrote in the book due to launch next week.
Now 30, Law has given interviews in the past about her infamous kidnapping in April 2015, but never before disclosed such details.
Written in Chinese, the book centres on her interactions with some of the kidnappers during the four days she was held captive in a tent in a cave on Kowloon Peak, after she was taken away by a gang of mainlanders who had ransacked her family’s mansion in Sai Kung. The English version of the book, with the working title Dear Life, is expected to be published next year.
Law described her abductors as “civilised” and claims they allowed her to pick her favourite pants to wear and turned away and waited until she changed clothes before tying her up and taking her away.
In the book, she quoted her abductors as saying on several occasions that they would not hurt her on the grounds their prime motive was money.
She also recalled being kept in a tent alone and that her kidnappers asked before they entered to deliver her meals.
As the gang did not speak English, they could not pronounce her name “Queenie” and instead called her “pretty woman”.
On one occasion, one of her abductors offered an apology because the hamburger they bought her had turned cold. She asked if they would hurt her, and the man replied: “No, as I have said before, we have promised you, and we are going to honour our promise.”
The man later told her: “You have my word. If in the future I know who is going to hurt you, I will try my best to help you.” She said she replied: “Thank you.”
During the conversation, the man asked her for advice as to where he should escape upon securing the ransom. She suggested Thailand, but the man replied: “I don’t know their language.”
The granddaughter of Bossini founder Law Ting-pong was released after a HK$28 million ransom was paid. Her kidnappers and co-conspirators were subsequently arrested and jailed. Almost all the ransom has been recovered.
Law is still based in Hong Kong and runs her own firm, Production Q, which produces campaigns and arranges events and exhibitions.