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Mommy's Little Girl: Casey Anthony and her Daughter Caylee's Tragic Fate Mass Market Paperback – November 3, 2009
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THE FIRST FULL-LENGTH, IN-DEPTH ACCOUNT OF THE CAYLEE ANTHONY CASE
When news broke of three-year-old Caylee Anthony's disappearance from her home in Florida in July 2008, there was a huge outpouring of sympathy across the nation. The search for Caylee made front-page headlines. But there was one huge question mark hanging over the case: the girl's mother.
• Why did Casey Anthony wait one full month before reporting her daughter missing?
• Why were searches on chloroform and missing children found on her computer?
• Why did she go out partying with friends less than one week after Caylee disappeared?
As the investigation continued and suspicions mounted, Casey became the prime suspect. In October, based on new evidence against Casey―her erratic behavior and lies, her car that showed signs of human decomposition―a grand jury indicted the young single mother. Then, two months later, police found Caylee's remains a quarter of a mile away from the Anthony home. Casey pled not guilty to charges of murder in the first degree, and she continues to protest her innocence. Did she or didn't she kill Caylee? This is the story of one of the most shocking, confusing, and horrific crimes in modern American history.
* With 8 pages of alarming photographs *
About the Author
Diane Fanning is the author of the Edgar Award finalist Written in Blood: A True Story of Murder and a Deadly 16-Year-Old Secret That Tore a Family Apart. Her other works of true crime include the best-selling A Poisoned Passion, The Pastor's Wife, Gone Forever and Through the Window. She has been featured on 48 Hours, 20/20, Court TV and the Discovery Channel, and has been interviewed on dozens of radio stations coast to coast. Before becoming a nonfiction writer, Fanning worked in advertising, and she earned more than 70 Addy Awards. She lives in New Braunfels, Texas.
More About the Author
I have been featured on 48 Hours, 20/20, The Today Show, Biography, Forensic Files, Deadly Women,Behind Mansion Walls, Deadly Sins, On the Case with Paula Zahn, Justice with Judge Jeanine, MSNBC News, Court TV, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, the Discovery Channel and local TV channels and have been interviewed on dozens of radio stations coast to coast.
I am an experienced non-fiction, fiction and commercial writer. I earned more than seventy Addy Awards in the twenty years I wrote for radio, television and print. I worked as an Executive Director at non-profit organizations for more than a dozen years. In that capacity, I served three terms by appointment of the Governor of Texas on the State Advisory Committee and received the 2002 NACG Freedom Fighter Award.
I was born in Baltimore, Maryland, lived more than two decades in Virginia and now live in New Braunfels, Texas with my husband and a cat with an attitude.
Top Customer Reviews
Casey Anthony is a sick, depraved, twisted and unfeeling individual. There is no grey area in that. That is the fact, clearly shown in the book, and that fact cannot be dressed up and made to look different when you simply take it all in, piece by piece, lie by lie. After reading all the facts laid out, I do not envy the team of lawyers assembled to un-ring the bell Casey Anthony rang...and rang hard.
The book highlights, in rapid fire, the extreme way Anthony's world imploded in short order. Her tower of lies and half truths sprawl across the page. The balls of this woman will make you internally cringe, they are so far fetched and unbelievable. Yes, there is relatively no "new" information, but the author does a nice job summing it and making it easier to understand. Her parents outrage followed by total indifference when it comes to truth and fact and accountability will make the reader literally sick.
The thing about understanding a case like this, with it's multitude of twists and turns and layers, is that often times facts get lost in the shuffle--like Casey habitual thievery-- having them all together, in one place, make it's easier to absorb and understand.
This title is an excellent read for anyone looking to follow the case. It's short and fast and the pace keeps the reader going.
The story is based on the disappearance and murder of little Caylee Marie Anthony, a fatherless child, with a mother who refuses to identify her paternity unless it suits her. The author writes brilliantly with explanation and details about Casey Marie Anthony, Caylee's mother and prime suspect in her murder as well as the dynamic relationship that she had with her parents, George and Cindy Anthony. They refuse to believe their daughter is capable of such an act of murdering their beloved granddaughter. It's taken time in these circumstances when a family member is involved. The case has still not come to trial but Fanning has plenty of resources such as willing participants for her book and thousands and thousands of pages to sort through regarding this case in part to Florida's legal system.
Even for those of us who watched the story unfold on Nancy Grace who covered this case intensively, I still found the book to be informative and useful in explaining the Anthony history background and the marriage between George and Cindy Anthony who cling to some hope by their own daughter in finding their beloved Caylee. I keep remembering the video of Caylee reading a book or sitting with her maternal great grand-father in a nursing home.
Caylee was a beautiful child and now a beautiful angel in Heaven. Her tragic ending has captured our hearts even from those of us who never met her but how we forget her smile, her face, and her presence on television.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing how well Casey could lie and most people believed her stories. Although it is a sad story I found it interesting, because it made aware of what a child's family go's... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Pamela Jo Andrews
I think this book was well written.. There were a few points where it dragged but for the most part I think it was well written and interesting.. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Nicky
This was the most poorly written book I've ever read. It's so disorganized and hard to keep everything straight. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Courtney Tracy
DON'T THINK THIS BOOK GAVE THE TRUE STORY. I BOUGHT IT OUT OF CURIOUSITYPublished 11 months ago by BETTY