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
Yes - it's interesting on both a mystery book/crime thriller way and also a "can't not look at the accident on the road" way.
None I can think of off the top of my head, but put it in the category of good medical crime drama
Mommie Dearest Part Deux
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.
The narrator obviously has a cold. The constant stopping to sniffle then repeat herself is annoying disgusting and insulting. m
She needs to blow her nose sniffle and clear her throat in her own time. just awful
Change narrators then repost the book its worthless as it is
Yes - it's an in depth look at a serious but highly misunderstood issue.
It did - wondering about all the evidence coming into play and the strength of the Prosecutor and Defense's cases. Total "edge of your seat" book - Gregg Olsen's writing is PHENOMENAL.
She's good - her voice definitely suits this genre.
A story that you can not afford to miss
Love Gregg Olsen's writing!
Monitoring of the recording process and post-recording editing. Chapter 2 is a disgrace with pauses, repeated false starts, sniffles, throat clearings, etc.
Not exactly, but it's not that kind of book.
Possibly, but it might be a long time.
I like true crime stories and this probably would have been considerably more enjoyable with a male narrator.
Personally, I think that this title should be withdrawn; at least, until it can be brought up to snuff technically. I've never had a worse experience reading an audio book (and since I'm blind, I've been doing it all my life) than trying to get through Chapter 2. Didn't *anybody* validate the work before it was released?
This is my first audiobook.
The attorney melodee
I will definitely listen to more of these books.
The author kept quoting short comments all the way through that the characters had made which became very irritating. A general description of their opinion/attitude would have been better. Plus he kept jumping all over the place so not a smooth transition
No. The plot would have been interesting if written by a better author. The subject matter is an intriguing one but not documented well here at all.
Chapter two wasn't edited so all the way through the whole chapter was the sound of the narrator clearing her throat, coughing, repeating clusters of words several times to get the correct intonation and making funny noises in her quest to get it right. How this slipped past the editor is beyond me. I nearly packed it part way through this chapter as it was very frustrating but hung on in the hope it was the only chapter like this. Luckily it was.
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.
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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