First the Lifetime Network announces its “Doomsday Mom” movie about alleged murderer Lori Vallow-Daybell to be broadcast, and now comes three new books about her just days after she was charged with murder and grand theft.
Vallow-Daybell has been charged with murdering her two children, Tylee Ryan, 17, and J.J. Vallow 7. They were last seen in September 2019 and were reported missing the end of November. Their bodies were found June 9, 2020, buried on Lori's fifth husband, Chad Daybell’s, Salem property.
New York Times best selling crime writer, John Glatt, has written a book about the case called “The Doomsday Mother: Lori Vallow, Chad Daybell, and the End of an American Family” to be released in January. It is already doing well and has sold numerous reserve copies.
“It’s just an amazing story. It’s just very hard to believe,” said Glatt via phone from his New York home.
Glatt gathered his information after speaking to acquaintances of Chad and Lori.
“I talked to a lot of people who were very close (to the couple) and have a lot of insight. I do a lot of research,” he said.
Glatt also spoke with J.J.'s biological grandparents, Larry and Kay Woodcock. Kay’s son is J.J.’s biological father. The Woodcocks took custody of J.J. shortly after his birth, but later agreed to have Kay’s brother, Charles, and his then wife, Lori, adopt J.J.
Glatt said what he found might explain what happened to Lori.
“It’s a whole new perspective on Lori from people who were really close to her. I go back a long ways into Lori's history. When you put some things together, it starts making sense,” he said.
Glatt declined to go into specifics about what he found, but said the answers may be found by reading his book.
Glatt is an investigative journalist and has written 24 true crime books including “The Family Next Door: The Heartbreaking Imprisonment of the Thirteen Turpin Siblings and Their Extraordinary Rescue."
A second book available about Lori is entitled “Lori Vallow: Part One — The Missing Children” written by Netta Newbound and Marcus Brown.
“Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow-Daybell, have been known as the ‘Doomsday Cult Couple’ on social media ever since Lori’s two children, Tylee Ryan aged 17, and 7-year-old Joshua Jaxon (JJ) Vallow, were reported missing in September 2019. But who are they?” said the authors on their Amazon page.
The book details how Lori “a beautiful, five-times-married, all American woman and mother of three seemed to have it all.” That was until law enforcement started asking questions about J.J.’s whereabouts, and Lori lied to them about his where was living, said the writers.
“But Lori laughed it off at first in a performance worthy of an Oscar,” they said.
The book also details how Chad was a widowed father who initially appeared to be soft spoken.
“There is far more to Chad than meets the eye. Could there be something more behind the untimely death of Tammy Daybell, his wife of almost 30 years?” it asked.
The book describes how Lori and Chad fled to Hawaii, and how Lori was arrested in February 2020 and returned to Rexburg on child abandonment charges.
It noted that Lori's history has been filled with the death and devastation. Those deaths involve her sister, Stacey Cope, in 1998; Tylee’s father, Joseph Ryan; who died in 2018; Charles Vallow who was shot and killed by Lori’s brother, Alex, in 2019, and Alex who died in December of that year.
“Alex’s own death is in itself strange. Did he know too much? Will he be the fall guy for all the other murders? Is this why Lori and Chad have appeared so smug all the way through? Will they point the finger of blame at him for every single death?”
A third Lori Vallow-Daybell book is entitled “The Curious Case of Lori Vallow: An anthology of True Crime (A anthology of True Crime)" by Pete Dove.
In this book, Dove details how despite being in an orange and white striped prison uniform, and, with her long blonde hair, she looked more like a children's professional party host, Dove wrote.
“Painfully ironic. Because Vallow is suspected of one of the worst crimes a mother could possibly commit,” Dove writes, “Clearly, unspoken words tell that the public believes that she is guilty of something far more horrific. A mother betraying her children. More than that? The words are on everybody’s lips, sympathy settles in the hearts of very, very few. But what if she’s innocent?”
The books are already selling. For more information visit Amazon.com.