Egginton offers a devastating critique of a society in which a woman clearly suffering from mental illness could give birth to eight children (and adopt one) and murder all but one of them (and that one died, in a roundabout way, because of Tinning's actions, but the author does not explain this until page 337, at the end of the book). When Andrea Yates murdered her children, Anna Quindlen wrote an incredible essay in Newsweek, asking all mothers to admit how close they themselves had come to murdering their own children at one time or another. The difference in the two cases, however, is that Yates committed one horrendous act; Tinning, nine. I for one am glad that Tinning is in prison for at least another three years from now.
Was a horrifying account of infanticide. Interesting to delve into the mind of this sick woman. The only part that was kind of boring was the trial. It seemed to go on and on with it but most of the book was very interesting and good reading. Perfect for a person who likes true crime.
An interesting true crime book, but like many, gets bogged down in the legal details and sometimes focuses too much on the details of the suspect's private life rather than the crimes themselves. An ok read, but I had to pretty much force myself to finish it.
A True Story. She drove a school bus in Schenectady, NY waited on tables at a resturant, and even worked as a nurse's aide at a pedatric ward. But this seemily normal working woman killed her own nine children, and avoided suspicion for more than a decade.
Very frightening story of a sad woman and her sad life. Seems she would have gotten away with the murders if she hadn't had the last baby. By 1985, forensics and child protection was on the up and coming and that is what her downfall was. Not a book for the faint of heart but very interesting, nonetheless. Quite well written and not hard to get through.