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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


Very interesting the reader held my interest very much - the story line was smooth and easy to understand the medical Terms
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- Georgette

Too Many Detours

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The author kept quoting short comments all the way through that the characters had made which became very irritating. A general description of their opinion/attitude would have been better. Plus he kept jumping all over the place so not a smooth transition

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

No. The plot would have been interesting if written by a better author. The subject matter is an intriguing one but not documented well here at all.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Christy Lynn?


Any additional comments?

Chapter two wasn't edited so all the way through the whole chapter was the sound of the narrator clearing her throat, coughing, repeating clusters of words several times to get the correct intonation and making funny noises in her quest to get it right. How this slipped past the editor is beyond me. I nearly packed it part way through this chapter as it was very frustrating but hung on in the hope it was the only chapter like this. Luckily it was.

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- Ozifarmer

Book Details

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