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Fatal Vows
The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Peterson

by Joseph Hosey

      Chicago reporter and now author Joseph Hosey has written a factual account that provides the details of an ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Stacy Peterson from her Bolingbrook, Illinois home. Stacy, the twenty-three-year-old fourth wife of Drew Peterson, disappeared in October 2007. Most people will remember the antics of now-retired police officer Drew with the media, shortly after the time she was reported missing. From appearing on the Today Show, to giving interviews and inviting reporters into his home, to going on the radio hoping for a date, Drew has been rather shamelessly outgoing and and has not shown any sadness for his missing wife. Drew has maintained his belief that Stacy left him and the children for another man. To date no one has been arrested in this case.

Things had quieted down in the absence of news about Stacy's whereabouts, but now Drew has been brought back into the spotlight by reports that his third wife, Kathleen Savio, was murdered. Her body was exhumed, resulting in the case being reclassified from accidental drowning to homicide.

This book is well written, with a steady pace, and includes pictures of those involved. Hosey's facts have been culled from interviews, live broadcasts, and news articles—including details from family members and others who have stepped forward with information. The fact that Stacy's body has never been found is not very surprising. Sadly there is no closure for the young children and family of Stacy Peterson as we approach the anniversary of the first year of her disappearance.

The Book

Phoenix Books
September 1, 2008
1597776068 / 978-1597776066
Non fiction / True Crime
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The Reviewer

Michelle Shealy
Reviewed 2008
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