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3.40  ·  Rating Details  ·  42 Ratings  ·  9 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
Paperback, 347 pages
Published August 2nd 2005 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 2005)
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Dec 21, 2008 Stacy rated it liked it
Shelves: true-crime
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
Chris Demer
Feb 12, 2013 Chris Demer rated it really liked it
Shelves: true-crime
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
Jul 07, 2015 Barry rated it really liked it
Pretty good; surprising ending. NON-FICTION.
M. Kay
May 18, 2013 M. Kay rated it liked it
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
Oct 05, 2013 Nemo Erehwon rated it liked it
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
Feb 20, 2012 Nancy Allen rated it liked it
Started a little slow but the author did a good job with the background and didn't boggle down discussing the trials.
Feb 26, 2015 Kim rated it it was amazing
Shelves: true-crime
It was a good true crime book.
Aug 01, 2008 Becky rated it liked it
Like this author of true crime.
Jan 12, 2009 Julie rated it really liked it
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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