Murder Survivors Handbook goes to court!

Connie Saindon


It’s  gratifying to see that people are getting value from the Murder Survivor’s Handbook that a group worked so hard to produce. This is exactly what Survivor Writers had hoped!

MSH in court

Here’s a comment from a grieving mother who currently spends her days in a courtroom:

I’m in the middle of pre-trial. I take this book with me to court; I read it as I am there when I run into a problem or hear something I don’t understand. I have it with me at all times. As I read the stories it helps me see this is exactly how I am feeling during pre-trial and I am careful in everything I do there. I encourage everyone who is going to court to buy this even before then. When my son died, I didn’t understand why detectives were not telling me anything. I wondered if they were even doing anything; during pre-trial I heard just how hard they were working on the investigation. I keep this book close, still reading it. Thank you to everyone who took part in making this book happen.


Many co-victims of murder asked me to write this book so those who must make this tragic journey will have a helping hand.  We are all saddened that there is a need for this book, but I am happy that we were able to pull this together in the interest of helping others.

And here’s a recent comment from the producer of a prime-time TV show:

  As a network news producer who focuses on violent crime, I meet families all the time who have just gone through the worst thing ever and then have to deal with a world of cops, prosecutors, media that they’ve never dealt with before. The Murder Survivor’s Handbook is a great resource.  It’s something I will share with families I meet in the future. It’s great that you have taken the time to put down on paper what you’ve learned through your own tough journeys.

—Susan Leibowitz. Producer, Network News

Murder Survivor’s Handbook helps family members adapt to the aftermath of murder.  The book was formally released on September 25, 2014, to coincide with the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.

If you know someone who has had a loved one murdered, please tell them about this book.