Click to Lifetime in May and it's more than likely you'll run across yet another abduction story -- disturbing telemovies about women who are kidnapped, tortured and raped for weeks, months, even years.

This month will see the premieres of three: "Cleveland Abduction" (8 p.m. Saturday), "Stockholm, Pennsylvania" (8 p.m. May 9), and "Kidnapped: The Hannah Anderson Story" (8 p.m. May 23).

"Cleveland Abduction" is the most brutal. It tells the true story of the three women -- Michelle Knight, 21 when taken, Amanda Berry, 16, and Gina DeJesus, 14 -- held in captivity for more than a decade by Ohio school bus driver Ariel Castro.

A formulaic drama starring "Orange Is the New Black's" Taryn Manning as Knight, the film tries not to over-sensationalize the material, but still features several scenes of almost unbearable barbarity.

The final act is noteworthy: Instead of ending with the women's rescue, the story stays with Knight and depicts the transformation she undergoes during the first weeks of her re-entry into normal life.

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"Cleveland Abduction's" debut coincides with the second anniversary of the victims' rescue on May 6, 2013. The anniversary will also be marked by the release of Knight's memoir, "Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings."

The book, which served as a primary source for the film, already is at No. 33 on Amazon's best-seller list, No. 8 for memoirs.

-- Tribune News Service