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Cruel Deception
Cruel Deception
Author: Gregg Olsen
ISBN-13: 9780312998035
ISBN-10: 0312998031
Publication Date: 3/1/2005
Pages: 336
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 49 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's True Crime
Book Type: Paperback
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13 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

Aqua avatar reviewed Cruel Deception on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
The book is about a mother who is suspected of "suffering" from Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. Tanya Reid, a nurse, was charged with murdering her infant daughter Morgan and authorities were afraid her son Michael would be next. 8 pages of photos.
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Helpful Score: 3
I read true crime books for the attorney & courtroom action. I rated this book an 7 for entertainment value & a 8 for attorney & courtroom action.
DustyShu avatar reviewed Cruel Deception on + 67 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
As long as Tanya was happy, everyone was safe. Behind the facade, Tanya was a very insecure person who needed to be the center of someone's attention. All the time. If not her husband or her family it would be someone in the medical profession. And she made sure that happened.
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Helpful Score: 2
so well written i am requesting another of his books.
surfwidow avatar reviewed Cruel Deception on + 36 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is my first Gregg Olsen book, but definitely not my last. Well-written true crime account of a mother who has Manchausen Syndrome by Proxy, something I had not heard too much about. She was a bored homemaker who used her children to get attention from those around her by making them sick by deceptive means.
korent avatar reviewed Cruel Deception on + 5 more book reviews
Couldnt put this book down and finished it in two days.
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Great book, very fast read. Somewhat disturbing at parts, but very well written.
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I enjoyed this book from the first page to the last. Very well written, not drawn out or filled with a lot of useless history.
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Great true crime!
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The true story of a woman who craved attention to the point where she'd kill her own children to get it. A shocking, hard-to-beieve tale, but true!
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Unbeliebable that a Mother could do this to her children!
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Well written, Gregg Olson is one of the bet true crime authors. 4 stars
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it was pretty good!!!