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INCONVENIENCE GONE: The Short Tragic Life Of Brandon Sims

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Where is Brandon Sims? The four-year-old had not been seen since July 3, 1992, when he attended a birthday party with his twenty-year-old mother, Michelle Jones. Jones was employed, confident, talented, smart, assertive and involved in many community activities in Indianapolis, Indiana. In contrast, when he was last seen, Brandon Sims, an only child, was a serious, quiet, ...more
Kindle Edition, 267 pages
Published October 23rd 2018 by WildBlue Press
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Valerity (Val)
This is quite a case about a young single mother, Michelle Engron Jones, 21, who killed her little boy, Brandon Sims, 4 years old. They lived in Indianapolis, Indiana and she had a good job. By the time it was even discovered that Brandon was missing by his father, Kevin Sims, apparently, Brandon had been missing for quite a period of time. Kevin had been in jail for a while and had no way to know this, as he and Michelle were broken up before he went in. Michelle had been telling her friends va ...more
BAM The Bibliomaniac
My thanks go to Diane Mather Moore, Wildblue Press, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review.

Mather Moore was the prosecutor of a twenty-one year old abomination. As I thought about how to write this review I turned to my mother who happened to be visiting me today and explained the story to her. This nightmare of a child's life can only spark rage, fury, sadness, and frustration in the hearts of women who love their children more than themselves or have w
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Janet
Jan 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019ng, kindle
I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.


Where is Brandon Sims? The four-year-old had not been seen since July 3, 1992, when he attended a birthday party with his twenty-year-old mother, Michelle Jones. Jones was employed, confident, talented, smart, assertive and involved in many community activities in Indianapolis, Indiana. In c
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Darren
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I got this book as a arc from net galley. It was a interesting book to read. It is a shame that a crime like this happens in so many places around the world. This tragedy affects the community that it happens in for sure.
Keith Lytton
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thanks you to Netgally and Wildblue Press who allowed me to read the book as a digital copy for an honest review....so here we go..

Plain and simple...I love this book....even though the topic is incredibly hard to read and think about...the book is amazing...

Won't go into huge details of the case...that is written again and again below...but in synopsis ....Michelle Engron Jones had a relationship with Kevin Sims and became pregnant...with a poor situation at home she was moved to a home...Kevin
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Michelle Kidwell
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing


Inconvenience Gone
The Short Tragic Life Of Brandon Sims
by Diane Marger Moore
WildBlue Press
Mystery & Thrillers , True Crime
Pub Date 23 Oct 2018


I am reviewing a copy of Inconvience Gone through WildBlue Press and Netgalley:



Four year old Brandon Sims was last seen on July.03.1992 when he attended a birthday party with his 24 year old Mother Michelle Jones. Jones was emplpyed, talented, confident, smart and assertive. Michelle Jones was involved in many community activities. Brandon Sims was an
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Sharon May
Nov 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Thanks to NetGalley, WildBlue Press, and Diane Marger Moore for the opportunity to read this book. 3.5 stars.

This is the true story, written by the prosecutor, of Michelle Jones, a young mother on trial for killing her 4-year-old son. These stories are always horrifying but what was so surprising to me was the differing verdicts between this case and the eerily-similar case of Casey Anthony. While race wasn't presented as an issue in this story, which took place in Indianapolis, with a young, bl
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Hannah Glover
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Inconvenience Gone is the harrowing story about the murder of Brandon Simms, written by the very woman who prosecuted his own mother for the crime. Michelle was a young mother who made the choice to take the life of her young son. Equally tragic, neither her family nor Brandon's fathers family even realized he was missing.

With unforeseen twists, unreliable witnesses and even some Santaria and Voodoo, Inconvenience Gone hooked me from page one and kept me up long past my bedtime. It's just so sa
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MaryAnn
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I requested this book from Netgalley I wasn't aware that it was based on a true story. What a sad thing to happen to a child, or anyone for that matter.

The book was well written, kept my attention and had me reading faster to finally find out how things would turn out. The parallels to the Casey Anthony case are probably the first thing many people think of and I did also.

I feel like after reading this I have more insight into cases like this and I was drawn into the story immediately.

Thank
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Janet
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Diane Marger Moore takes an incredibly heartbreaking story and gives it the respect it deserves. I was amazed and appreciative of how carefully she approached the life and death of Brandon Sims. Her writing relayed the story clearly, and though it was a difficult read, I am glad I stayed with it. Unfortunately Inconvenience Gone is not a one and done story, it can and does happen still today, and
the author does a credible service to our communities in shedding the light on the topic.
I received
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Heidi
Jul 14, 2019 rated it liked it
What a very sad book. Michelle Jones has been accused of murdering her son and then leaving for a week and then dumping him somewhere off of a highway. The book was pretty well written I thought and it had you wondering what was going to happen next. The only two complaints that I have is that there was really nothing about her not serving her whole sentence which could have expounded on this big time and now graduating from a top college and then comparing her to Casey Anthony. I didn't read th ...more
Denise Meister
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Haunting and So Sad

The image of a precious 4 year old alone, beaten and dying is so disturbing. I cannot forget Brandon or forgive a mother who did this to a child who deserved to be loved. There were others who loved this boy and would have cared for him.. In her selfish , self centered world this mother deserve.s NO pity or excuses for her actions. She should still be behind bars. She continues her life while she ended his, alone and in pain. She IS evil
Videoclimber(AKA)MTsLilSis
This is a very tragic case of a child who was murdered by his own mother. This story focuses on the case and the trial. This was very well written. It flowed nicely and was easy to follow. I am embarrassed that this woman is back on the streets. I hope she doesn't have any more children.

*Thank you to Diane Marger Moore, Netgalley, and WildBlue Press for allowing me to read an advanced ebook of this title.
19471953
This book provides great insight into the workings of the criminal justice system including some of its failures. While the book is focused on one horrible crime it also compares other crimes. It reads more like a legal thriller than a true crime book. If you want guts and gore then this book is not for you. If you want great writing and a fascinating story read Inconvenience Gone.
Marjori L Oakley
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Well written!

Very well written ! The author did a great job in keeping me interested. I won't say I enjoyed the book (how can one enjoy a story of such heartbreak) . My husband always asks why I read books like this. I tell him the victims deserve for their story to be told.
Nancy
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
Not what I expected

I felt like the title was misleading. It seemed as though this book would be about Brandon Sims and his life and death, but it was really the prosecution and trial of his mother. I skipped a lot of it. Very dry reading. It almost put me to sleep.
Jackie
Nov 01, 2018 rated it liked it
What kind of monster could beat their four year-old, leave him alone for days, and return to dispose of his dead body? The child's mother, Michelle Jones. This book examines how a prosecutor (the author) and law enforcement doggedly pursue Jones to being justice for the four year-old, Brandon Sims.
Laura
Dec 06, 2018 rated it liked it
This book absolutely held my attention. I love the way the facts were presented and that we got to see both sides of the story.
Angela
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Where is Brandon Sims he has not been since July 3rd 1992
His mother had to lie to police that his father look after him .
But she got a murder against her
An ARC from WildBlue Press
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