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.

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5 thoughts on “Missing Wives, Missing Lives

  1. Eileen Dryer Rissler September 15, 2014 / 8:39 pm

    I read this a couple of weeks ago. I was very glad to know of the successful prosecutions.

  2. Author RJ Parker September 15, 2014 / 9:11 pm

    Wow what a great endorsement from a great project. This is JJ’s first book. We have co-written a book which is released on Sept 18 called Social Media Monsters, about criminals using the internet to lure their victims.
    Thanks so much for taking the time to read Missing Wives, Missing Lives. Since its debut on June 16, it has hit number 1 in 8 Top 100 categories. A remarkable achievement for a debut writer. 🙂

    RJ Parker

    • Meaghan September 15, 2014 / 9:22 pm

      I have finished it and written a review on Amazon, Goodreads and Librarything.

  3. jj September 16, 2014 / 8:43 am

    Thank you so much for this review, Meaghan! I have been a longtime fan of your blog and your note means so much to me.

  4. jj September 16, 2014 / 8:50 am

    Reblogged this on JJ Slate and commented:
    Thank you so much to Meaghan from The Charley Project for this glowing review of Missing Wives, Missing Lives. If you have never visited The Charley Project, now is the time to do it–the site is a HUGE collection of missing persons cases that have gone cold and are often forgotten by mainstream media. I am a longtime fan of the site and believe Meaghan has done an incredible job at keeping the site up-to-date and offering that extra publicity for families of missing loved ones. It’s definitely worth taking a look at!

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