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Cruel Deception 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 sisterFirst, 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

About the Author: Gregg Olsen

Throughout his career, Gregg Olsen has demonstrated an ability to create a detailed narrative that offers readers fascinating insights into the lives of people caught in extraordinary circumstances.A 1 New York Times bestselling author, Olsen has written ten nonfiction books, ten novels, and contributed a short story to a collection edited by Lee Child.The award winning author has been a guest on dozens of national and local television shows, including educational programs for the History Channel, Learning Channel, and Discovery Channel He has also appeared on Good Morning America, The Early Show, The Today Show, FOX News CNN, Anderson Cooper 360, MSNBC, Entertainment Tonight, CBS 48 Hours, Oxygen s Snapped, Court TV s Crier Live, Inside Edition, Extra, Access Hollywood, and AE s Biography.In addition to television and radio appearances, the award winning author has been featured in Redbook, USA Today, People, Salon magazine, Seattle Times, Los Angeles Times and the New York Post.The Deep Dark was named Idaho Book of the Year by the ILA and Starvation Heights was honored by Washington s Secretary of State for the book s contribution to Washington state history and culture.Olsen, a Seattle native, lives in Olalla, Washington with his wife and Suri a mini dachshund so spoiled she wears a sweater.

10 thoughts on “Cruel Deception

  1. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    4 A MUST READ for all true crime fans As a fan of true crime I thought this was one of the best books I have read This is the second book I ve read by Gregg Olsen and he is an excellent author Some true crime novels are terrible because the author writes from the perspective of a journalist and not a story teller Gregg Olsen, like Ann Rule, does both The story he has weaved is sinister and heartbreaking Cr

  2. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    Probably 2 1 2 stars If you re interested in the child abuse syndrome Munchausen s by proxy, in which parents create signs of illnesses and inflict injuries on their children to obtain medical attention, you might stumble across this book For the most part, the gripping story of an investigation of a mother suspected of Munchausen s by proxy in the 1980s rises above the clunky writing I wasn t sure I would m

  3. Eva Leger Eva Leger says:

    This is one of the craziest stores I ve ever come across How this woman was left to do this for so long is beyond me What must have been going on in her head is also beyond me The epitome of true crime.

  4. Crumb Crumb says:

    Interesting and thorough account of Munchausen s by Proxy however, very slow moving I understand it was a true crime novel , but it was very slow during some parts It did pick up speed toward the end, though.

  5. Chris P Chris P says:

    Chilling Another great non fiction book by one of the masters of the genre Highly recommended

  6. Lianna Lianna says:

    More like 2 and a half stars Interesting subject but not the best delivery Many details were repeated multiple times unnecessarily.

  7. Book Junkie Book Junkie says:

    Fascinating true story of one of the first murder convictions due to Munchhausen Syndrome.

  8. Colleen N Colleen N says:

    Gregg Olsen gives a vivid account in Cruel Deception of Tanya Reid and the abuse she inflicts on her young children over a series of years beginning in the 1980 s Tanya is a woman who comes from Texas and appears to come from a good home The youngest daughter to John Wanda Thaxton seems to have a childhood where her parents greatly cared about her and her three sisters While her father was very strict and sometimes cont

  9. Knot (Claire-Edith) Telling Knot (Claire-Edith) Telling says:

    Meticulously detailed, Cruel Deception takes a close look at the Munchausen by Proxy MBP prosecution of Tanya Reid It was published in 1999 and the events it recounts took place in the 1980s, when MBP was not yet known even in the medical world, let alone among law enforcement.MBP is known today as Factitious Disorder Imposed on Another US, ICD 9 301.51 or Fabricated or Induced Illness by Carers UK It describes a situatio

  10. Jessica Burstrem Jessica Burstrem says:

    I started reading the back cover of this book as I was removing the Powell s sticker s this morning and got sucked into the book itself Part of a true crime series, which genre, if we can call it that, began with In Cold Blood which may be the only other true crime book I ve ever read this book is about a stay at home mother who at first got away with killing her baby daughter and then, away from family and unable to make f

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