Missing Wives, Missing Lives

Last night while surfing Amazon.com I found a book called Missing Wives, Missing Lives by one JJ Slate. If you have a Kindle it’s really cheap: just $3.97, or free if you have Kindle Unlimited like I do. In paper edition it’s $9 and on audio it’s $15. For this price you get 200 pages. There’s thirty stories of women who went missing and were never found, whose husbands are the prime suspects. In many cases the husband has actually been convicted of murder without a body.

Almost all the cases are American but there’s a few British ones and (so far) one Australian. I am 68% through the book and I’m really enjoying it. The author describes in detail and in a readable fashion the background of the woman and her marriage, her disappearance and the aftermath. In the acknowledgements section she has a list of websites that were helpful in her research and the Charley Project is one of them. 🙂 But that’s not why I’m recommending the book to y’all. I’m recommending it because it’s really good.

A switcheroo: Wendy Abrams-Nishikai

Because I accidentally ran Monday’s list on Sunday, I decided to do the Select It Sunday on Monday, just for this week. I will resume abnormal programming this coming weekend. Here you go:

This week’s Select It Sunday/Monday case is Wendy Jamie Abrams-Nishikai, suggested by Justin. Unfortunately it’s one of Charley’s “few details are available” cases; I have absolutely nothing on her. She disappeared on Halloween in 1989, and would be 46 years old today.

The excellent Whereabouts Still Unknown blog has an entry for her, but the blogger wasn’t able to uncover any information about her disappearance. She was a student at the University of California at Berkeley — probably the most prestigious of the UC schools — and had a two-year-old daughter.

That’s all that I know. And I think that’s really sad.