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College Girl, Missing - by Shawn Cohen (Paperback)

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  • **INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**"This book is the heartbreaking story that every parent dreads... Cohen sheds light on what really happened the night Lauren was never seen again.
  • Author(s): Shawn Cohen
  • 272 Pages
  • True Crime, Abductions, Kidnappings & Missing Persons


About the Book

"When Lauren Spierer-a gregarious young woman at a crossroads in her life-vanished from Indiana University in 2011, her story drew global attention from celebrities and news outlets such as People magazine, CNN, Fox News, and USA Today. What made the case so confounding to those outlets was that the 20-year-old was out with dozens of classmates in a bustling university town on the night she went missing. She was seen in public by witnesses and security cameras, and ended up in a townhouse complex with several wealthy, well-connected male students-never to be seen again. Despite the media frenzy surrounding the case, the police investigation went nowhere and her body was never found. Armed with the support of Lauren's parents and never-before-seen evidence that chronicles a cover-up, a botched investigation, conflicting testimony, and new interviews, Cohen leads readers through a gripping narrative before finally shining a light on those often forgotten in true crime: the innocent people left behind. College Girl, Missing will provide an incisive look at "Missing White Woman Syndrome" to expose the prejudice in true crime reporting and demonstrate how the excessive media coverage that Lauren received, paradoxically, damaged the quest to bring her home"--

Book Synopsis


"This book is the heartbreaking story that every parent dreads... Cohen sheds light on what really happened the night Lauren was never seen again." --David Crow, author of The Pale-Faced Lie

She visited friends. She walked to a bar. She was right there... until she was gone.

College student Lauren Spierer was pursuing her dreams, joining her boyfriend at a party school eight hundred miles from home. Social and gregarious, studying fashion and rooming with friends, Lauren embraced her new adventure with the zeal of a young woman who suddenly had everything she desired.

But there was a dark side that she and her inner circle kept secret. And one warm June evening, after heading out with friends, she seemingly vanished. When investigators retraced Lauren's last steps using eyewitness accounts and security camera footage, the evidence ended at the doorstep of a group of wealthy, well-connected male students.

With original reporting including new testimony witnesses never shared with police, College Girl, Missing takes readers back to that fateful night and dives into the disappearance that captured front-page headlines around the world. Investigative journalist Shawn Cohen breaks more than a decade of silence as he pursues the truth: what really happened to Lauren Spierer?

Review Quotes

"Highly readable... [Cohen's] coverage of the frustrating, fascinating case keeps pages turning." -- Booklist

"College Girl, Missing is investigative journalism at its finest. In his pulse-pounding true crime narrative, author Shawn Cohen takes readers on a painful, twisted journey to find out what really happened when Lauren Spierer vanished in 2011. Cohen unearths a truck load of new evidence in this heart wrenching mystery, shatters nearly impenetrable walls of silence, and doggedly pursues those who may have been involved in a sinister crime." -- Casey Sherman, New York Times bestselling author of Helltown and A Murder in Hollywood

"Shawn Cohen brings the reader along on a remarkable minute-by-minute reconstruction of the last night Lauren Spierer was seen, uncovering new information and giving a reporting masterclass along the way. A truly unputdownable read." -- John Glatt, New York Times bestselling author

"This book is the heartbreaking story that every parent dreads... Cohen sheds light on what really happened the night Lauren was never seen again." -- David Crow, author of The Pale-Faced Lie
Dimensions (Overall): 8.19 Inches (H) x 5.43 Inches (W) x .79 Inches (D)
Weight: .5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 272
Genre: True Crime
Sub-Genre: Abductions, Kidnappings & Missing Persons
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Format: Paperback
Author: Shawn Cohen
Language: English
Street Date: May 28, 2024
TCIN: 91159893
UPC: 9781728272993
Item Number (DPCI): 247-28-4612
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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