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Lent fear and pain Haunted by this Janine Latus turned her journalistic eye inward How she wondered did two seemingly well adjusted successful women end up in strings of physically or emotionally abusive relationships with men? If I Am Missing or Dead is a heart wrenching journey of discovery as Janine Latus traces the roots of her own and her sister's victimization with unflinching candor This beautifully written memoir will move readers from the first to the last page At once a confession a call to break the cycle of abuse and a deeply felt love letter to her baby sister Amy Lynne Latus If I Am Missing or Dead is an unforgettable rea I notice some of the reviews here pointing out that this book is about the author rather than her sister That's definitely true but I think it's also part of the point of the book The author was living through a series of abusive relationships while putting on a good face for her family all the while her younger sister was doing the sameI think the point is the guilt At the point in her own life when she finally came to terms with needing out her sister's parallel story took a turn for the worseHow can someone expect her to write about the details of what was going on with her sister when the whole point is that no one knew? But by offering us a window into her own abused past we can understand what happened to her sister

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If I Am Missing or Dead A Sister's Story of Love Murder and LiberationIn April 2002 Janine Latus's youngest sister Amy wrote a note and taped it to the inside of her desk drawer Today Ron Ball and I are romantically involved it read but I fear I have placed myself at risk in a variety of ways Based on his criminal past writing this out just seems like the smart thing to do If I am missing or dead this obviously has not protected me That same spring Janine Latus was struggling to leave her marriage a marriage to a handsome and successful man A marriage others emulated A marriage in which she felt she could do nothing right and everything wrong A marriage in which she felt afraid controlled inadeuate and t Ok I get that in the beginning Latus is setting up the family's background for enduring and living with violence within their relationships But it's turning me off I don't know why just yetLaterIt has been a long long time since I said Yuck to a book here on GoodreadsWhat I'm about to say may cause many people to hate me and jump down my throat due to the nature of the memoir but I'm just giving my honest impressionI believe Janine Latus to be one of the most self centered overtly pathetic female as victim authors I have ever had the displeasure of reading I realize that her never ending sad girl victim on a stick routine was an attempt to frame the terrible tragedy of her sister's death but it just turned me off as a readerJanine's choice after destructive choice of boyfriendshusband was born from her train wreck bordering on pedophile father's antics but as an author she didn't pull it off It left me feeling angry not at her abusers but at herOn this 8 and 12 hour audio her sister's story slowly and painfully emerges it all but mirrors Janine's except she was killed by her abuser And when I say slowly and painfully it's because Latus spent approximately 7 hours of the audio whining about her own situation and of course calling her sister fat over and over again I don't know if it was Latus's lack of talent to convey the irony of her situation in reference to her sister's but it really came across as though Latus had no self awareness not even at the endHow is this woman a professional journalistprofessor of writing? It's terrible that her sister suffered in such a hideous way and I really think it's terrible she suffered as well But Latus's inability to translate leaves me feelingwellYuck

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kindle Ï If I Am Missing or Dead Ø A Sister's Story of Love read ¶ In April 2002 Janine Latus's youngest sister Amy wrote a note and taped it to the inside of her desk drawer Today Ron Ball and I are romantically involved it read but I fear I have placed myself at risk in a variety of ways Based on his crRapped Ten weeks later Janine Latus had left her marriage She was on a business trip to the East Coast savoring her freedom attending a work conference when she received a call from her sister Jane asking if she'd heard from Amy Immediately Janine's blood ran cold Amy was missing Helicopters went up and search dogs went out Coworkers and neighbors and family members plastered missing posters with Amy's picture across the county It took than two weeks to find Amy's body wrapped in a tarpaulin and buried at a building site It took nearly two years before her killer her former boyfriend Ron Ball was sentenced for her murder Amy died in si I gave this book a low star rating because the title and blurb are misleading You are led to think that the book is about Amy's murder but it is really all about the author Amy's murder doesn't even appear until page 307 Up until that point we are subjected to listening to the author's thoughts feelings and actions from childhood until the present day including her marriage wherein her husband has been abusive towards her2 Stars Blah It didn't do anything for me