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Looking For Madeleine: The must-read account of the disappearance that continues to grip the world Hardcover – 11 Sep 2014
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Delves beneath the hysterical headlines to tell the real story of this heart-breaking mystery (Choice Magazine)
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The book says a lot without offering any new insights. It starts badly, even devoting a paragraph on page 1 to the origin of the name "Madeleine", giving the impression that there's a slight shortage of material, reminiscent of someone who's got to hand in 10,000 words on "What I Did On My Holiday" by 9:00am the next morning.
And having starting badly, it continues along the same lines of Baldrick's poem ("tailed of a little in the middle, etc etc"). It frequently paraphrases the accounts given in the official files but neglects to give a precise reference to the original source - useful so that the reader can check any translations from Portuguese for themselves. It's almost as if the writers don't want readers to do any checking or research of their own. (Note to the authors : non-fiction books usually have page after page of detailed references. Your 'overview' - the "Note on Sources" - is half-hearted to say the least.)
So, I guess if you've suddenly become interested in the case, then buying the book might be a reasonable starting point, but much the same can be achieved through your favourite internet search engine together with a copy of Kate McCann's book, available from your local library and at all leading charity bookshops.