Missing Wives, Missing Lives is now available for pre-order!

I am so excited to announce that my book, Missing Wives, Missing Lives, is now available for pre-order in paperback and eBook! The Audiobook will be available soon after its release on June 16. Pre-order today and you won’t pay until the release date. Click here to purchase now!

Everyone who pre-orders is automatically entered to win 1 of 2 $100 Amazon gift cards! Drawings will take place on June 9 and June 16. Make sure you like my Facebook page too, so you can see who the winners are! https://www.facebook.com/jjslate

When a wife goes missing, her husband is often the prime suspect in her disappearance. But what happens when she is never found? These are the stories of thirty missing women.

Fascinated by missing persons reports and cold cases for as long as she can remember, JJ Slate’s debut true crime book highlights thirty shocking true stories of wives that have mysteriously vanished, presumably at the hands of her husband. Countless cases like these have played out under the public spotlight, and many of them have been solved after the wife’s remains have eventually been found. But some of these women remain missing years later, denying the families their right to bury their loved ones. Many of these families continue the gruesome search for the remains of their daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, or mother years, even decades, later.

Missing Wives, Missing Lives focuses on thirty unique cases in which the wife has never been found and the undying efforts of her family as they continue the painful search to bring her home. The book covers decades old cases, such as Jeanette Zapata, who has been missing since 1976, to more recent and widely known cases, such as Stacy Peterson, who has been missing since 2007. Keeping these women’s stories alive may be the key to solving the mystery and bringing them home to their families. Someone out there knows something.

Cold Case: Where is Angela “Cherice” Gwinn Stephens?

Angele "Cherice" Gwinn StephensTwenty-three-year-old Angela “Cherice” Gwinn Stephens has been missing since October 1, 1993. Today, nearly twenty-one years after she was last seen, Raleigh County Commissioners in West Virginia signed a petition declaring her legally dead. Her husband, Norman E. Stephens II, claims that Cherice dropped him off at work that Friday, and never returned to pick him up at the end of his shift. Instead of reporting her missing, Norman waited twenty-seven days and then filed for divorce. Cherice’s family reported her missing eleven months after she was last seen. Norman reportedly told the police that his wife had called him from out of town, letting him know she was not coming back. He hired a lawyer and refused to take a lie detector test.
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