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3.31 of 5 stars 3.31  ·  rating details  ·  32 ratings  ·  7 reviews
On a summer night in August 2001, Jana Carpenter Koklich, daughter of former California State Senator Paul Carpenter, came home from an Eric Clapton concert, went inside her house, and was never seen again. But even before her bloo-laden SUV was found abandoned, in a high-crime area's ramshackle garage, suspicion had fallen on h...more
Paperback, 347 pages
Published August 2nd 2005 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 2005)
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I remember hearing about a missing woman shortly before 9/11. I think it was this case.

The daughter of a disgraced former senator is last seen on a Friday night in August 2001 after a friend drops her off after an Eric Clapton concert. On Saturday, Jana Koklich Carpenter misses her morning workout without calling, which she's never done. Over the weekend, she does not return any calls, including some worried calls from her mother.

Her husband claims he last saw her in bed Monday morning before he...more
Chris Demer
Bruce, an arrogant, self-centered, controlling, self-made real estate tycoon is married to the daughter of a disgraced former state senator.
Business partners and seemingly at the top of their game, Jana disappears late one Friday night after returning home from a concert with a female friend.
Greed, shady financial deals, and a shady partner, as well as Jana's increasing self-confidence may all have played a part...and all point to husband Bruce as being somehow involved. Many conplicated storie...more
M. Kay
A true story but the way it was written lacked emotion. I also wrote a true story, Surviving Justice, but it was written showing love, emotion and drams. I was put off by the manner in which Vanished was written.
Nemo Erehwon
Interesting, if ultimately unsatisfying. But that might be due to the lack of a real-life resolution.
Informative chapter about California politics. Then again, I know nothing of that topic.
Nancy Allen
Started a little slow but the author did a good job with the background and didn't boggle down discussing the trials.
Like this author of true crime.
I read this book while traveling to the smoky mountains and back. I love true crime and could not put this book down. The reality of people behaving badly in order to gain their own success fascinates me
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