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A shocking true story of domestic violence, child abuse, and a mother's fatal journey with a very evil man. [1984 Janyce Hansen Cold Case, Aurora, Colorado]



5 Stars! "This book evoked so much emotion from me... Book voyeurs who are able to tackle tough subject matter will love this tale." --Kim Cantrell, TCBR

This book is the first to explore the mysterious death of Janyce "Janny" Hansen, a former top model from Denver, Colorado. She, along with her husband and children, live in an upscale home in the suburbs. The community sees an affluent, glamorous family. The reality is far different. An abused wife who can't let go. A husband who beats and sexually assaults his adopted children--while running gambling and prostitution businesses from their home.

In the early morning hours of September 21, 1984, Janny's husband returns home to discover her lifeless body in his Mercedes convertible parked in the garage--or so he says. Her family is led to believe she committed suicide.

Now, 25 years later, her son and daughter set out to prove she was killed by her husband, a successful real estate developer rumored to have strong ties to city officials and underworld crime.

Many believe the investigation into Janny's death was a cover-up--starting with the coroner's office--and her husband got away with murder. As their own investigation continues, they are led to believe their suspicions are true. Especially, since evidence increases almost daily and points to only one killer.                                                               

December 16, 2011

"The Hansens appeared to be a glamorous family blessed with success. But behind the closed doors was a story of drugs, orgies, physical and sexual assault, and constant fear."
"This book evoked so much emotion from me -"

"In her new book author Sherrie Lueder recounts the life of Richard and Jaynce Hansen, as told to her by two of Janyce’s children and Court documents. “He Killed Our Janny” doesn’t read so much like a book, per se, but more like written account of a friend’s story. It was a pleasant change from the textbook-style of many of today’s writers. When I was reading, I didn’t want to stop; when I had to put it down, I couldn’t wait to get back to reading. I wanted to know the ending."

... "I give honest reviews and anyone who can’t stomach such scenarios needs to be forewarned."

"But as I said earlier, it’s an interesting read and feels more like a friend telling a story than a book. Book voyeurs who are able to tackle tough subject matter will love “He Killed Our Janny” by Sherrie Lueder."

Kim Cantrell

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He Killed our Janny.
August 3rd, 2015
A well written case study, and should make women aware of some signs and symptoms, of a lethal psychopathic personality. If he seems just too good to be real, trust your own instincts, beware?
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He killed our Janny
December 14th, 2014
Hmmm. It was ok. I lost track of who was who but decided to labour through to the end so that I didn't miss anything. I wouldn't have. Sorry but it wasn't a great book :/
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He killed our Janny
November 2nd, 2014
Extremely well written another sad story for all involved
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"He Killed our Janny"....
May 19th, 2014
I only share half the enthusiasm of enthralled reviewers. The first portion of this book, recounting the relationships amongst key protagonists, is lively and reads as one hopes a murder mystery will. Oddly, once the author is involved in the family's search for the truth, she becomes a detached archivist of the "she wrote him but was disappointed to hear nothing..." style. So paradoxically, the more deeply the author emmeshes herself, the less able she is to provide emotional links between readers and characters. A good summer read... With a long nap in the middle!
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3 of 3 people found this helpful
Reviting and heartbreaking story
April 30th, 2014
It's an exceptionally well written book and it's like you are listening it from them not reading a book.
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He killed our janny
April 22nd, 2014
Lost interest at chapter 3, poorly written
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4 of 4 people found this helpful
January 23rd, 2014
Good book. I enjoyed it even though it tended to drag in a few areas but all in all it was a good book.
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8 of 8 people found this helpful
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
November 2nd, 2013
Such a well written sad story. If the family didn't find justice at least they found peace through their efforts.
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