Cruel Deception

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2007 - True Crime - 336 pages
9 Reviews

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.

 

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User Review  - Jesse - Goodreads

Well researched and compelling although the writing is a bit overdramatic. Read full review

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User Review  - Lianna - Goodreads

More like 2 and a half stars. Interesting subject but not the best delivery. Many details were repeated multiple times unnecessary. Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
BOOK I IOWA
9
BOOK II TEXAS
87
BOOK III ILLINOIS
151
BOOK IV MOTHER V MOTHER
253
Epilogue
357
Acknowledgments Notes
367
Afterword
369
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Gregg Olsen has been a journalist and investigative author for more than twenty years. He is the recipient of numerous writing, editing, and photojournalism awards, including citations of excellence from the Society of Professional Journalists (Sigma Delta Chi), the International Association of Business Communicators, Washington Press Association, Society of Technical Communication, and the Public Relations Society of America.

A resident of Washington state, Olsen has been a guest on dozens of national and local television shows, including educational programs for the History Channel, Learning Channel, and the Discovery Channel. Olsen also appeared several times on CBS's 48 Hours, MSNBC's Special Edition, Entertainment Tonight, Sally Jesse Raphael, Inside Edition, and Extra. He has been featured in USA Today, Salon Magazine, Seattle Times, and the New York Post.

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