I was selected to be a June Juror (huge smiles) for Elle Magazine. While my May Juror duties involved three fiction novels, this venture involves non-fiction titles.
I have chosen to start with If I Am Missing or Dead: A Sister's Story of Love, Murder, and Liberation by Janine Latus. The memoir begins with a heart-wrenching phone call involving the disappearance of Janine's sister, Amy. Janine immediately proclaims, "He killed her....that bastard killed her". And thus we move into Janine's past. Janine takes the reader on a journey into her childhood, where we meet her family and slowly piece together the experiences that are soon to shape her.
Janine's memoir thus far is heart-wrenching. She is brutally honest with her thoughts and experiences. From what I know of the premise, the memoir delves into abusive relationships, particularly the survival from one and the ultimate result of those who stay.
I honestly cannot put this memoir down. I will post my final comments once I have finished. As of now, this is a captivating read.
Danielle & Judytta - you had both asked which books I read for the May Jury. I responded in the previous post's comment section.