Madeleine: Our daughter's disappearance and the continuing search for her Paperback – 10 May 2012
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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)
Kate McCann's personal account of the disappearance and continuing search for her daughter, revised and updated for this edition.See all Product Description
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Why are there NO photographs of Maddie in PdL in the book? Not even 'the last photograph' by the pool?
Why are there MORE photographs of Kate and Kate and Gerry, than of Maddie?
Why were her health records denied to the Portuguese police? It is standard procedure in most police forces.
Why was there no uncontaminated DNA in the apartment and it had to be collected from Rothley?
Why didn't they use the free nanny service for the evenings? The same nannies who looked after the children during the day, so hardly strangers.
Why did they still leave Maddie alone when she told them in the morning she'd been crying the previous night and why had they not come?
Most of the book dealt with Kate McCann's life, the holiday merits one chapter - we learn nothing about Maddie, her likes and dislikes, things she said. What she created in the creche. Where is all that stuff that mothers can't stop talking about?
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.
Although ''Madeleine'' leaves you with no 'sense' of Madeleine herself, it may afford you with an insight into Kate McCann's personality you could have happily lived without. Does she come over as a grieving mother? No. Does she come across as an angry, vengeful and spiteful woman? You bet she does.
Because this is a book about blame and getting even. Kate McCann blames everyone bar herself and her husband for the circumstances which led to their three year old daughter vanishing. There is no sense of anguish that at the time whatever happened to Madeleine was happening, they were not there, having decided that dinner came before sons and daughters. What there is, however, is a series of montages where Kate exacts revenge on those she appears to regard as ''the enemy'' or who appear to have offended her overwhelming sense of her own importance. So we are treated to her spiteful description of casually dressed police officers, too busy doing their job to fawn all over her, offering refreshments; plummy-voiced neighbours whose offer of help was met with a shouted obscenity and law enforcement officers who had the temerity to speak their native tongue in their native land. Even the priest is singled out for having a face that was too ''cheery'' for her liking.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book has received hundreds of hostile reviews and I am amazed and horrified at the venom directed at these people. OK, they made a bad decision and they acknowledge that. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Mel D
This is an extremely mysterious case and what with the new and horrifying news regarding the truth about certain "friends" of this family, the plot has thickened even more. Read morePublished 1 month ago by CJ
This book has been written to gain money from what happened to maddy. And the 2 people that know what happened to her are her own parents. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gail R.
I hope people realise there is no such thing as a 'fund' or 'charity' to find Maddie. There is in fact a limited company set up that has been used to pay the Mccanns mortgage, and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Miskatonic_Foxy
A really good read i could'nt put it down i really enjoyed it.Published 2 months ago by Tracy Jackson
It's a very personal story that Kate tells very much from her perspective with occasional references to Gerry. Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. Gallagher