If I am Missing or Dead, Paperback
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


In April 2002, Janine Latus' 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'. By the time the letter was found, Amy was already missing.

Helicopters and 'missing' posters went up and search dogs were sent out.

It took more than two weeks to find Amy's body, wrapped in a tarpaulin and buried at a building site.

Ron had been Amy's boyfriend. He is now in prison for her murder. Since childhood, Janine and Amy had been sexualised and belittled.

As adults the sisters, trapped in a cycle of abuse, ended up in a series of violent relationships.

Finally, Janine faced her demons and, with Amy's support, escaped in time.

But Amy was keeping a terrible secret of her own ...Amy never escaped.

She died in silent fear and pain. Janine has resolved to break that silence so that her sister didn't die in vain.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9780099499596



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Just finished this book.<br/>I for one did not read the back so I did not start to read with expectations. On the other hand, because of the cover i thought it was about 2 small children and one of them died because of abuse. Glad that was not the case.<br/> The author did annoy me sometimes. she continually made the same mistakes. One thing I am very disappointed about is, what happened to her sister? I still do not know , and if I do a google search I do not get any results about the killing, only about this book.<br/><br/>If anyone knows a site where i can find more about what happened to Amy please I would appreciate if you'd let me know. thanks :)

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