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Madeleine: Our Daughter's Disappearance and the Continuing Search for Her

Madeleine Our Daughter s Disappearance and the Continuing Search for Her Kate McCann s personal account of the agonising search for her missing daughter The decision to publish this book has been very difficult and taken with heavy hearts My reason for writing it is simpl

Kate McCann s personal account of the agonising search for her missing daughter The decision to publish this book has been very difficult, and taken with heavy hearts My reason for writing it is simple to give an account of the truth Writing this memoir has entailed recording some very personal, intimate and emotional aspects of our lives Sharing these with stranKate McCann s personal account of the agonising search for her missing daughter The decision to publish this book has been very difficult, and taken with heavy hearts My reason for writing it is simple to give an account of the truth Writing this memoir has entailed recording some very personal, intimate and emotional aspects of our lives Sharing these with strangers does not come easily to me, but if I hadn t done so I would not have felt the book gave as full a picture as it is possible for me to give As with every action we have taken over the last four years, it ultimately boils down to whether what we are doing could help us to find Madeleine When the answer to that question is yes, or even possibly, our family can cope with anything What follows is an intensely personal account, and I make no apology for that Nothing is important to us than finding our little girl Kate McCann, May 2011 It is a sad fact that not a single police force anywhere is proactively looking for Madeleine as is the case for many other missing children I am sure this book will re energise the search for our daughter and the public will get behind the Find Madeleine campaign once again It is simply not acceptable that the authorities have given up on Madeleine especially when no comprehensive review of the case has been undertaken Our daughter, and whoever took her, are out there We need your help to find them Gerry McCann, May 2011

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  1. Helen Kl says:
    I am sorry but I felt the need to read this book because I had a wariness about The McCanns, especially Kate This book does not ease all of those It s awful to think of the poor child whatever happened to her the poor poor girl I am not won over by Kate s writing and still wonder why they couldn t do what other families do on holiday eat early and go home, take pushchairs and let em sleep next to the table or even take it in turns to go out but no THEY WENT OUT EVERY NIGHT One of the nights she [...]

  2. Janet says:
    This book really ticked me off it seems to me like Kate is taking ZERO responsibility for the abduction of her child Even if she had seen the person absconding with Maddy in their arms, she could not have caught them as she was 50 METRES away At a restaurant Drinking, eating, distracted They went out to eat EVERY nightwithout the kids Aren t vacations time to spend WITH your family why didn t they eat early at the other restaurant with the kids In fact, why did they make a standing reservation a [...]

  3. Shell The Belle says:
    EDIT ON 01 MAY 2014 In two days time it will be seven years since little Madeleine went missing SEVEN YEARS I wanted to push this review back on my posts feed because I wanted to help raise awareness of a little girl who is still missing from her family her Mom, Dad, and brother and sister Madeleine will be 11 years old on 12th May this year, and has been missing since she was almost 4, having disappeared from her holiday apartment in Portugal on the evening of May 3rd 2007.I found this book bot [...]

  4. Faye says:
    Like many people in the UK I have been following this story for a long time and have heard the rumours and conspiracy theories that the McCann s may have actually been involved Having now read this book I still have no idea either way whether they had something to do with Madeleine s disappearance Kate comes across as someone who is genuinely grieving and struggling with the loss of her daughter, but at the same time she dismisses vital evidence the Portuguese police found At one point when she [...]

  5. Christine says:
    I felt quite angry reading this Kate accepts no responsibility for what happened to her child I still am not sure whether I believe her account I saw very little of Madeleine in the book, which astonished me It seems to be mostly account of Kate justifying herself and pitying herself Very sad to read

  6. Mickey says:
    constructively, the book is put together quite well, which always makes for an easier read There is photos of Kate and Gerry than there is of Madeleine After a brief foreword the first chapter is all about Gerry and Kate and I suppose it s good to give the reader a background of the parents, but I quickly got the sense that this entire book is an admission of innocence How Gerry is one of those men who is honest and open and how they both thrive to ensure their children are well nourished, with [...]

  7. Phils Osophie says:
    Eine Wertung f r so eine Art Buch abzugeben ist nat rlich sehr schwer Besonders, da ich diese Art B cher sehr selten lese Doch der Fall der angeblichen Entf hrung von Madeleine McCann hat mich schon immer sehr besch ftigt und leider gab mir dieses Buch nur sehr bedingt das, was ich wollte Viel zu viel Gelaber ber den Madeleine Fund und die vielen Reisen nach dem Vorfall, viel zu wenig Infos und Emotionen der Mutter gegen ber dem Abend des Verbrechens Eigentlich Schade.

  8. Maresh says:
    This is simply a self pitying account of Kate McCann I do recall that the children were supposedly left on their own A working class family would have been prosecuted for that fact alone so I fail to see how Kate McCann is in any way a victim She is at very least guilty of neglect and possibly I also found it very interesting that two high earning Doctors would use a fund set up to search for their child, in order to pay their Mortgage In essence, this book just goes to confirm my worst fears f [...]

  9. Jules says:
    I thought long and hard before picking up this book to read it as I honestly don t know what to think about the criminal case of Madeleine McCann I choose to use the words criminal case as ultimately someone out there is responsible for the hideous crime of this little girl s abduction and obviously abduction is the only word that can be used here as, since its occurrence, little other concrete evidence has been found to explain her disappearance otherwise I m just trying to be politically corre [...]

  10. Ruth Turner says:
    I knew only the basic facts of the case concerning Madeleine s disappearance I knew that her parents had copped a lot of flak in the media and I knew that she still hasn t been found, so I settled in to read Kate McCann s book with a great deal of interest.And interesting it was I read it in two sittings and was absolutely emotionally exhausted by the time I d finished.It s well written and an easy read for the most part, although keeping track of all the people involved in this story was a stru [...]

  11. Sharon says:
    I wasn t sure if I wanted to read this book I ve always felt that there was something not right about the whole situation and have never warmed to the McCann s I found it a really hard book to read, as a mother I was constantly relating it to my child what if that had happened to me , what would I do , how would I behave etc I felt really sorry for Madeleine and what she must have felt is feeling now, and part of me started to feel sorry for Kate and Gerry In all honesty, I had to keep reminding [...]

  12. Helen Christer says:
    I wanted to read this book to see if it changed my opinion on kate mccann it hasn t all it has done is show a cold hearted woman who accepts no responsibilty for whatever happened to madeleine I hoped to be able to read the book and find something that made me think that all the bad press was just that but unfortunately all I found was myself becoming irritated by quotes and actions of a seemingly carefree mother I couldnt actually finish the book and stopped 2 chapters from the end as the writi [...]

  13. Caroline says:
    Couldn t put it down and I warmed to Kate as a person far than I have done through the media Well worth a read, if only from the point of view of admiring the strength of the human spirit.

  14. Susan B says:
    When the McCann family of five left England with friends for a holiday in the Algarves, little did they dream that only four of them would be returning Just shy of her fourth birthday, their daughter Madeleine would be snatched from her bed by a stranger This book is their story.While the subject matter is difficult, the story is important to read For one thing, it accomplishes its objective, which is to keep Madeleine s name, face, and the event of her abduction, in the public memory, with the [...]

  15. TheKeyAuthor TheKeyAuthor says:
    Kate McCann s very personal account of those torturous years A testament to the human spirit in the face of unbelievable adversity After reading this book, I gave credibility to the notion that my case may well have affected theirs, and not just the other way around, such is the detail in the time line I thought the account of their negative treatment by the police and the media was balanced given the utter frustration at the impact it was having on their search prospects Most people would prob [...]

  16. Leah says:
    After reading some websites regarding the sniffer dog results and the car, I did wonder if perhaps the McCann s were involved in their daughter s disappearance.I find Kate s recount of the events seem truthful In all honesty I find the way all the families left their children unattended in their units unconscionable, to increase the risk by leaving the door unlocked boggles the mind The half hourly checks were not even satisfactory for discovering a child distressed by being left alone in my opi [...]

  17. Sarah says:
    I have always been very interested in the Madeleine McCann case and followed events in detail over the last 4 years so, not surprisingly, when reading this I didn t learn a lot of new information What was interesting though, was seeing things from Kate s view but I found the excuses she makes for leaving the children alone each night, even after they had been upset and cried the previous night, pathetic and upsetting Kate is clearly distraught and angry and the book, although very interesting an [...]

  18. Lesley says:
    i thoroughly enjoyed this book very well written,not just about the personal aspect but also about the legal issues surrounding the abduction it is obviously written from the McCanns personal view but gave a very detailed account of all the processes involved when dealing with a missing child,or rather what should have happened.The sheer exhausting job of sifting through legal processes and evidence that the McCanns now find themselves having to do is thought provoking and admirable I truly hope [...]

  19. Rheanna says:
    I don t even know how to rate this book, honestly.

  20. Caroline Barker says:
    Whilst this subject has undergone some very controversial opinions, after reading this book I have my own The book in general highlighted, perhaps in slightly detail, areas that have largely been covered by the press Therefore, I have only given it a rating of three, however due to the pain that Kate McCann in particular must have gone through to bring herself to write it and knowingly facing criticism maybe I should give it .Before reading this book I, like many, questioned why did the McCann [...]

  21. Gerry says:
    Without doubt this must be one of the most harrowing books that I have read I cannot imagine what it must be like to have a child snatched from under your nose, never to be returned And for Kate McCann to write the story must have taken a lot of mental strength some would perhaps say that it was cathartic and that may be the case but even if it did provide psychological relief through the open expression of her strong emotions it cannot possibly take away the pain and suffering and the feeling o [...]

  22. Lilipuddlian says:
    As a social worker and mother to four young children, this book was beyond excruciating to read I cannot get past the fact that Madeleine s parents justify having left her and her twin siblings alone for 12 evenings in a ground floor apartment with an unlocked door This was not, as she calls it an error in judgement This was repeated neglect, willfully carried out night after night What if there was a fire What if your child was choking Or left through the open door On the night of the abduction [...]

  23. Melissa Delport says:
    I can t give this book a rating because it s purpose isn t to entertain but to educate It was very factual, and as mentioned, I didn t connect with Kate McCann, but perhaps that wasn t her intention This book breathed new energy into the search for Madeleine, when it had all but stalled, so in that respect it was a good move.

  24. Gustavo Gradowski says:
    Madeleine Our Daughter s Disappearance and the Continuing Search for Her is the story of Madeleine, an English girl who disappeared while in vacations in Portugal narrated by her own parents, Kate and Gerry Mccann The disappearance happened in May 3th, 2007 in Praia da Luz, Portugal Her parents went to a Tapas restaurant, 50 meters away from their room, and left Madeleine with her twin siblings in the hotel room The parents were going to check the children every one hour at the hotel room Howeve [...]

  25. Alessandra says:
    Kate is a very down to earth and very intelligent woman Even before reading it, I have always felt sympathetic to her ordeal I felt very connected to her throughout the book, and I am frankly sorry for what she is enduring She is a great mother and her bond with her husband is so beautiful She writes very well, I think she should try to write other unrelated books as well.People want to feel safe and their police force works well, therefore all parents of missing exploited children will always h [...]

  26. Kellie says:
    I have to preface this review by saying that I personally don t believe Kate or Gerry McCann had anything to do with their daughter s disappearance.If it s possible in a book with such a tragic subject matter, I enjoyed Kate McCann s honest, frank recount of the days prior to and after Madeleine s disappearance It s such a public case that you tend to think you know what happened based on the media reports if it has ever sparked your interest, I highly recommend this book I think that it s clear [...]

  27. Emma Woods says:
    I m not sure why I m reading this I m not a true crime reader at all usually I work in a library and when someone returned this book, I flicked it open and read Kate McCann s message in the front of the dust jacket she has basically written this book as a means of making money to fund the family s own investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine, because there is no law enforcement agency anywhere still actively searching for her It s just heartbreaking and I felt that to put this book asi [...]

  28. Kimberley Brown says:
    A very emotional read Hadn t followed much of the story on the news over the years, but never felt Kate to be a warm person this book changed that, and explains the awful prediciment she was in and found myself very frustrated to what they have had to go through from the media and doubters At times it was quite wordy, with many names of people to keep track of, which made some of the reading a bit slow As we know there is no happy ending to this story but i will keep hoping there is As for peopl [...]

  29. Sharon says:
    Good book, very sad when you think this little soul and many like her are still lost, and family and friends still grieve and miss them every day, every minute, every hour.Statistics that are at the back of the book, are quite scary, and also so vile, they make you want to bring in a immediate death penalty for anyone convicted for a sexual offence against a child If anything my views on what should happen to those convicted of these crimes, is made all the stronger after reading these facts.Ho [...]

  30. Nikki says:
    I wasn t going to read this book I am glad I did and I did find it interesting I warmed to Kate whilst reading this Whether or not I agree or do not agree with the events that happened leading up to Madeleine s disappearance, I am not going to judge them They have lost something very precious to them, their daughter It saddens me that action and their interpretation of the investigation seems that it wasn t dealt with properly I really do hope that Madeleine is found safe and well and returns to [...]

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