In and out of hospitals since birth, angelic nine-month-old Morgan Reid finally succumbed to what appeared to be Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Morgan's Texas-born mother Tanya, a nurse and devoted wife, pulled up stakes with her grieving husband Jim, and moved on. It was the best way to put the past behind them. Until their son Michael, a boy who by all accounts was terrified of his mother, began showing signs of the same affliction that stole the life of his baby sister....
First, the suspicion: Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. Then, Tanya was charged and convicted with felony child abuse of her son. She was later tried and ultimately convicted for first degree murder of Morgan. It would become a landmark trial that unfolded in a series of reversals and bizarre twists of fate as it gradually revealed another side of Tanya Reid - of her own troubling childhood and the dark secrets that drove a woman to the cruelest deception of all....
Gregg Olsen tells the whole shocking story of this true crime in Cruel Deception.
©1999 Gregg Olsen (P)2013 Gregg Olsen
Interesting story. Very repetitive, and way too long.
Shortened it and only tell the details once not over and over.
She was very good.
No not at all.
This is somewhat interesting if you don't know anything about MBP, but if you do skip it.
I would try another book with a different narrator
The stopping in the beginning made me think something was wrong with my phone, but it's the tone she uses and the voice of all the characters that made me nuts! Surly, they don't all sound surprised every time they speak! She makes everyone sound really "dumb" - in my opinion. It was hard to listen to the whole book!
This is a book I read and couldn't put down. Listening to it was like watching a movie of the events. You don't know whether to hate her or feel sorry for her sickness. In the end, you just want to cry for the babies.
One of the best books I have read or heard in a long time.
Ask me no questions I will tell you no lies❤️
No, While my time was not wasted listening to this book there are far more noteworthy true crime books out there.
I just answered this question, am I wrong?
Nothing mediocre reader for a mediocre book I found that fitting.
Sad story, I don't really care for true crime that involves abuse of small children, it makes me physically ill. This book was not awful, it was okay.
A narrator without a cold. I thought something was wrong with the tape. The story sounded interesting on the reviews but OMG that sniffling was horrible. I couldn't get into this at all.
Absolutely if Christy Lynn narrates.
Anyone with more manners.
That is an unfair question because I couldn't get past 30 minutes.
This narrator may be good without a cold but I will be really skeptical when purchasing a book with her as narrator.
Yes, with a different narrator.
Couldn't get past the first 30 min without the narrator sniffing, pausing, and causing the story to repeatedly skip and say the same lines over and over.
This is my first audiobook.
The attorney melodee
I will definitely listen to more of these books.
Enjoyed the book. Gregg Olsen is becoming better and better. I would have liked to understand the mother and her family better, but Olsen probably gave us all that we are likely to get as far as an explanation of her actions and motivations goes.
Definitely one I can listen to again.
Amazing amount of information in this book. I want to thank the Lawyers and Doctors that persisted in getting justice for these young children. Author did a great job of putting the facts together. Narrator was fabulous!
Christy Lynn did a great job will all of the characters .. I had a clear vision of what the charters looked like.
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