A Sister's Story of Love, Loss and Liberation
'In April 2002, Janine Latus's youngest sister, Amy, wrote a note and taped it to the inside of her desk drawer. 'If I am gone or dead', it read, 'question Ron'.
Since childhood Janine and Amy had been sexualised and belittled. As adults the sisters sought familiarity, ending up in a series of abusive relationships.
Finally, Janine confessed the truth to Amy, and with her support, escaped in time. But Amy was keeping a terrible secret of her own and by the time the letter was found ten weeks later, she was already missing.
'If I'm Missing or Dead' is a heartbreaking ture story of abuse, fear and ultimate triumph. A compelling, brutally honest memoir that details the all to secretive and subtle nature of domestic abuse: Janine's story offers a lifetime to anyone trapped within a controlling, abusive relationship.Janine Latus
is a freelance writer, radio commentator, local TV celebrity and regular public speaker. She has alos taught writing and journalism at several universities and is on the board of directors of the Amerian Society of Journalists & Authors. She lives in Virginia, USA. 'If I'm Missing or Dead' is her first book.
Review: Insightful, moving and inspirational, gave me goosebumps.
Random House Australia
Author: Janine Latus
ISBN: 9781846050800 / 1846050804
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