If I Am Missing or Dead : Janine Latus had just found the courage to leave her jealous, controlling husband when she received word that her youngest sister, Amy, had gone missing. Weeks later, Amy turned up dead, the victim of domestic abuse she had never revealed to a single soul. Taking its title from an ominous note left behind by the murdered woman, this painful, unflinching double memoir traces the twin trajectories of Janine's and Amy's lives, uncovering a pattern of eroded self-esteem begun in childhood that propelled them both into a series of relationships with the wrong men. With lacerating self-awareness, Janine recounts how she and Amy were able to recognize the cycle of victimization in each other but refused to see it in themselves. Heartbreaking and bravely unsentimental, this book is written in the fervent hope that abused women everywhere will seek the help they need to change - and quite possibly to save - their lives.
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