relentlessly inquisitive

“Among all the reporters who covered the Widmer case, Janice was the best-informed, most inquisitive, most persistent and definitely the most aware of all of the subtleties of a case that had many layers.”

Charlie H. Rittgers, Ryan Widmer’s first lawyer

“Janice’s writing perfectly captures the emotions we were feeling when all of this was happening. Even though I lived the story, I could not put it down.”

Gary Widmer, Father of Ryan Widmer

“Janice Hisle knows more about the Widmer case than just about anyone else. She has captured the essence of the case and all of its ins and outs. Submerged is an easy read and a real page-turner.”

Mike Allen, former Hamilton County prosecutor

“MY WIFE FELL ASLEEP IN THE BATHTUB AND I THINK SHE’S DEAD”

Discover hidden facts, inside stories and exclusive new details–including possible new clues about Sarah’s death.

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MEET JANICE

Janice Hisle established herself as a bulldog news reporter—with a heart—during more than two decades as a professional journalist. She would fight, scratch and claw for public records yet wrote tragic stories with a soft touch.

​After more than two decades as a full-time writer for daily newspapers, Janice became a freelance writer. She spent eighteen months writing and researching her first book, Submerged: Ryan Widmer, his drowned bride and the justice system.

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