Cynthia Pelayo profiles the cases of over 100 missing and murdered women. These women are from all 50 states in the USA. Pelayo brings light to these cold cases in a most refreshing and accessible way – a true crime poetry collection. Her facts are journalistic, and her anguish is palatable.
I wept when I read “Sing Us a Lullaby”. I had to put the book down when I read “The Demons You Live With.” The heartbreak sets in once you remember that each of these babies, children and women are real; their families are still here, wondering, waiting. Could some of them still be alive? Waiting for you to find them?
But what can I do as a reader? Pelayo took the additional step and included the city, investigating agency, and phone number for each case. With this information, she has done everything she can possibly do with these women. And I hope that it will lead to the closing of some cases. Someone knows something – and I hope when you are finished reading Into the Forest and All the Way Though, you will too. Five stars for Cynthia Pelayo.