Friday, 22 May 2015

FACTUAL TRUE CRIME REVIEW: Looking for Madeleine - Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan

Release Date: 07/05/15
Publisher:  Headline


The 2007 disappearance of three-year-old Madeleine McCann from her bed in Portugal touched millions around the world, and has aroused sometimes dark controversy. The years pass, but this most emotive of cases still makes headlines worldwide. Award-winning authors Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan have written the first reliable, independent account - drawing on in-depth interviews and rigorous analysis of both the Portuguese and British police investigations. Are we closer now to the truth about Madeleine's disappearance? Was the child abducted, or did something else happen? A senior officer on the continuing British police probe told the authors after the first edition of this book was published: 'The case is solvable'.


To be honest, if you’re interested in the Madeleine McCann cae and you want an unbiased review of the whole case then you really don’t want this book. The authors sadly side with the family right from the get go and continue to not flag up inconsistancies throughout their “investigation.”

Its a book that feels more like a propaganda statement for the family rather than anything to present the facts in the manner in which the novel is portrayed in the description. All round, pretty much an epic fail for me as a reader and one that I want to make others aware of so that they can borrow it from the library (if they have to read it.)

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