Cruel Deception

  • by Gregg Olsen
  • Narrated by Christy Lynn
  • 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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Bugs Bunny

This is a straight narrative on a well-known case (Olsen gathers facts as opposed to 'tells stories') & as such it's fine. I can't recommend Cruel Deception as an audiobook however on account of the Narrator's resorting to Bugs Bunny squeaks when representing the key character / defendant, the kids' mother; no adult female ever sounded like that & dire narration trivialises this account.
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- A.Connor


Interest story, but some of the narration is really strange. The accents and sudden shouting is wholly unnecessary and for some reason the narrator pronounces Texas as "taxes". It does calm down a bit as it gets towards the end though.
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- Jake Dalton

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-08-2013
  • Publisher: Crime Rant Classics