Joran van der Sloot Arrested: Books about the Natalee Holloway Disappearance

By Jason Boog Comment

nhbook.jpgJoran van der Sloot was arrested in Chile today, a suspect in the murder of a woman in Peru. In 2005, he was a suspect in the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba.

That infamous case spawned an entire bookshelf of memoirs, true crime, and psychology books. On Amazon, 17 different books reference Holloway. To prepare for the impending firestorm of speculation, we took a look at a few of the titles published since that case captivated the world.

Beth Holloway wrote the memoir, Loving Natalee: A Mother’s Testament of Hope and Faith, about her daughter’s disappearance. A description: “As the horror stretched out, Beth stood on her foundation of faith, which at times was all she had to give her strength against a barrage of unbearable questions with no answers.”

Her father co-wrote the memoir, Aruba: The Tragic Untold Story of Natalee Holloway and Corruption in Paradise. A description: “This book is the heart-wrenching story of his search, the most complete account of Natalee Holloway’s disappearance in Aruba.”

Psychiatrist Andrew Hodges wrote an investigative book entitled, Into the Deep: The Hidden Confession of Natalee’s Killer. A description: “Hodges utilizes a pioneering method of ‘thoughtprint decoding’ based on the unconscious mind’s universal urge to tell the truth. In [suspect Deepak Kalpoe’s] email Hodges found a greatly detailed and graphic unconscious confession–the real story of what transpired that dark night on the white, sandy beaches of Aruba.”