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Madeleine: Our daughter's disappearance and the continuing search for her
 
 

Madeleine: Our daughter's disappearance and the continuing search for her [Kindle Edition]

Kate McCann
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"You won't find a more moving and powerful account of love and loss" (Douglas Wight News of the World)

"Madeleine is not only an impressive and well-written chronicle of a terrible crime, it is a must-read because someone out there knows something" (James Murray Sunday Express)

"Powerful... Kate's book blazes with the sheer, visceral force of her love for her daughter" (Sandra Parsons Daily Mail)

"Mrs McCann writes honestly about her torment" (Robert Mendick Sunday Telegraph)

"It's hard to read these words without wanting to weep" (Christina Patterson Independent)

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Kate McCann's personal account of the disappearance and continuing search for her daughter, revised and updated for this edition.

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87 of 99 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A desperate appeal for funds? 22 Oct 2013
Format:Paperback
Poorly written, seems more like an appeal eo you feel sorry for them and donate more money to the fund!

Very one sided and it appears they do not want any opinion other than their own to be heard, they do not acknowledge any failings in themselves or if they could have done anything to prevent this.

I was left with the opinion, if this was a working class family who this had happened to, there would be no sympathy, tv appearances and a "spokesperson" and social services would be all over them for leaving their children unattended. That is unbelievible, but seems to have been "erased" from this account.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Hmm. 5 Jun 2014
By Amy18
Format:Kindle Edition
I've always found this case heartbreaking, mainly because my sister is the same age as Madeline and have followed the developments with mixed feelings. I don't know what I believe about what happened to her - i think the public are incredibly swift to judge and I downloaded the Kindle version after reading generally negative reviews.
Lots of these reviews ask questions of the McCanns: why did you leave her and so on but I ask only this: why write a book entitled "Madeline" when, in the first chapter, you mention her twice? I think "Kate and Gerry: Our History" would have been a more apt title.
Yes, reading the book means you're thinking about the case and what happened and you are aware of this poor little girl; but personally I would have preferred a book that focused entirely on her disappearance and what they have found since.
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51 of 60 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What's in a name? 31 May 2012
Format:Hardcover
Although I bought the book I find it almost impossible to buy into it. I will leave others to decide whether this is a heart breaking account or a pure work of fiction.

I will review just the first line of the book which reads as follows, "Before 3 May 2007, I was Kate Healy". Readers might ask so what? Well clearly this statement is untruthful. A tiny amount of detective work online shows that Kate signed herself on the Ocean Club crèche records for Madeleine and the twins as "Kate McCann" in the period 29 April 2007 to 3 May 2007 except for Madeleine on the afternoon of the 2 May 2007.

As Kate states on page 349 "On 4 May 2007, I became Kate McCann. According to my passport, driving licence and bank account I was Kate Healy. I hadn't kept my maiden name for any particular reason - it was just who I was and who I'd always been". On page 356 Kate also confirms "As Kate Healy, I could do what I liked, when I liked".

When I have to question the authors name before and after the 3 May 2007 should I not start to question the rest of what I am being told throughout the book?
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102 of 121 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not sure I believe it all 4 Mar 2013
By Sherbet
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
There are too many inconsistances and changes here. Too much focus on what 'they' seem to think is normal parental behaviour on holiday yet trying to make it sound like she didn't like the children away from her side yet they left them all of the time. During the day at a club and then in an apartment alone at night, every night even though alarm bells were allegedly ringing? Critical of everyone else. Rather an insight into Gerry and his manner and temperament though. Too sure of what they think they knew had happened and blocking out other possibilities. Her account of what she says happened seems to be portrayed as though so clear even though she says she was not thinking clear at the time? I don't know, I just didn't believe any of what I was reading. It just sounded like it was a try too hard to explain things. It surely was a case of who you know as everyone involved seemed to be connected to someone with clout. A follow up would be good from anyone else in the party as they seem to have been very quiet throughout even though they left their children also. Read it and see. It is clearly a book that will be taken in different ways.
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58 of 69 people found the following review helpful
By chel
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I really don't buy into a word of this! There are far too many inconsistancies in the case and also in the statements given by Kate, Gerry and the tapas group! Why on earth would Kate Mccann call a policeman searching for her daughter F'ing tosser F'ing tosser? And what was page 129 all about where she says she often imagines Maddies torn perfect little genitals? Then let's look at why Gerry & Kate supressed VITAL evidence for 5 yrs? Add this to the fact that they have earned millions off of Maddies disappearance which they used to pay off their mortgage and fight legal battles. 13% of these funds are actually used to search for Maddie!? I have also read the official pj files and seen the youtube video "the truth of the lie" and cadaver and blood dogs do not lie. I have also watched the Rebekah Brooks (Mccann) leveson inquiry via youtube and am following the current court case against her. The Amaral Goncalo libel case is currently underway and i have been keeping up with the court transcripts in which Gerry Mcanns sister is seen to be lying blaitantly which did very little to impress the judge i must say! lol The Mcanns hired "DODGY" detectives (crooks) with a string of convictions to search for Madeline? Amarals book banned by Mccanns has since had its' ban lifted? And the woman who spoke out against Amaral a convicted murderer!? The truth will out, eventually! Glad i only paid 1p for this hogwash. :)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Writing about her daughter's "perfect genitals being torn apart" is...
Writing about her daughter's "perfect genitals being torn apart" is just wrong. No mother would write about that fear if there was a possibility this could have happened. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Debbie Townsend
4.0 out of 5 stars Changed my opinion of the McCanns - a very moving ...
Changed my opinion of the McCanns - a very moving story told as it obviously was. How can your heart not go out to these parents. Let's hope there is hope for Madeleine.
Published 6 days ago by Ridlunio
4.0 out of 5 stars Moving account, but way too many gaps in narrative
One of the greatest "whodunits" of modern times (the others being Suzy Lamplugh and Jill Dando), Kate McCann's own first-hand account of what happened doesn't really add... Read more
Published 13 days ago by K. Lau
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read
Still after all this time, the story goes on, which unfortunately with no child, or body, means the family cannot really move forward. Very very sad. Read more
Published 14 days ago by corconx
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
I have followed this traumatic event as and when reported in the news. To read this account has been heart rending and deeply moving. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Michael Peter Landon
3.0 out of 5 stars Very matter of fact
it must have been very difficult to write this account which is probably why it comes across as very factual and doesn't really give any real insight into the situation - i hope... Read more
Published 21 days ago by Betty May
1.0 out of 5 stars Let me save you a few pounds
Well what can I say. This book is more about The McCann's than an innocent three year old who was whooshed into thin air. Lots of whooshing happening in this case. Read more
Published 24 days ago by PinkTaxi
5.0 out of 5 stars Sympathetic Mother
Well writte and straight from the heart. Made me laugh and cry. No doubt at all they where loving caring well rounded parents. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Mrs J Elkington
5.0 out of 5 stars Articulate & thoughtful.
My admiration for these parents is growing when reading this book. Though obviously emotional it is as objective & factual as a parent could be. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Carol Hall
4.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking story
I found this truly moving. . Heartbreaking and I could feel the parents pain the way the media has portrayed them is disgraceful .
Published 29 days ago by Kerry
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