JANE DOE NO MORE | The Book
My 15-Year Fight to Reclaim My Identity—A True Story of Survival, Hope, and Redemption
By M. William Phelps with Donna Palomba
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Published by Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press
ADVANCED PRAISE | EDITORIAL REVIEWS
“This book is an evocative and compelling trip into the real experience of a heroic victim of crime—a woman who fought to survive without anonymity in our society and who fought for redemption within our system of justice. Not only is it well written, but it also provides us the knowledge and courage we need to challenge the system and be Jane Doe No More. This book will be required reading for all victims of crime and for detectives around the world. We can all learn from Donna’s story.”
—Dr. Henry C. Lee, Distinguished Chair Professor of Forensic Sciences, University of New Haven; Founder, Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science
“Jane Doe No More is the story of a true hero. Through her struggle for justice as the victim of one of the most personal and devastating kinds of violence, and her advocacy for improving the law in cases of sexual assault, Donna Palomba has given other survivors a voice of courage and hope.”
—The Honorable Jodi Rell, former Governor of Connecticut
“Suspense builds as seasoned investigative journalist Phelps works through police reports, trial transcripts, depositions, diaries, e-mails, and extensive interviews, inserting Palomba’s first-person accounts throughout until the chilling truth about her assailant is finally discovered.”
“After a forty-five-year career as a Detective in the NYPD and later as a Director in Global Security at a Fortune 50 company, I served in 2011 as the President of the FBI National Academy Associates (graduates) for New York State and the Eastern Provinces of Canada. Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with the hero pilot of USAir Flight 1549, Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger. This is the man who showed the world that you can land an Airbus A320 on the Hudson River without the loss of a single life. Captain Sullenberger’s recent book is about his heroes, all of whom rose above severe adversity, displayed great leadership, and contributed to our society using “in the truest sense… moral courage and leadership by personal example.” Since no one fits that depiction better, I gave him the name of my hero, Donna Palomba, and her website address janedoenomore.org.”
—Joseph J. Gannon, Tappan, New York