After a week with no news, on an evening when she was at home in Lyon having put their two young boys to bed, she had a threatening call on her mobile phone from a man speaking Chinese.
'He said, "You listen but you don't speak. We've come in two work teams, two work teams just for you",' Mrs Meng said.
She said the man also said: 'We know where you are,' and that when she tried to ask a question, he repeated: 'You don't speak, you just listen to me.'
As a result, Mrs Meng is under French police protection.
In her first one-on-one interview since Meng went missing, Mrs Meng denied bribery allegations against her high-profile husband, and told the Associated Press that speaking out about his disappearance was placing her 'in great danger'.
She also added that disappearances like that of her husband are 'very common now in China'.