Friday

Vanished: The Truth About the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann


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On the evening of May 3, 2007, Gerry and Kate McCann returned to their resort apartment in Portugal's Algarve to every parents' worst nightmare--their daughter, three-year-old Madeleine Beth McCann had vanished from her room.

Her disappearance sparked a worldwide manhunt. Poster campaigns, distraught pleas from the parents, and frenzied media coverage all ensued--but still Madeleine's whereabouts remain a mystery.

Portuguese police initially commenced a search for Madeleine's abductor, but as the case dragged on the waters became muddied and controversy dogged the investigation--British police were called in, suspects entered and departed the frame, sightings of Madeleine were reported from around the world, accusations about the thoroughness and competency of the Portuguese police were made, and the McCanns were scrutinized in the full glare of the media spotlight--with the Portuguese police even declaring Gerry and Kate suspects.
Foreword:

Madeleine is a class act, the original cute little girl from a spotlight casting directory, picked out to break our hearts in the hollywood blockbuster still unfolding in the touristy algarve resort of praia da luz.

If not spotlight, all the characters must be straight from central casting. There are mum and dad, the strong silent heart-throb consultant Gerry and the cool and lissom Kate, beautiful in her grief but never red-eyed or blotchy.

These two attractive thirty-somethings have become household names, veritable celebrities that knock the likes of Jade Goody and Shilpa Shetty far back into the wings.


Excerpts from 'The Truth of the Lie'