Friday, December 2, 2011

Diane Fanning - Mommy's Little Girl: Casey Anthony and Her Daughter Caylee's Tragic Fate

60. Mommy's Little Girl: Casey Anthony and Her Daughter Caylee's Tragic Fate by Diane Fanning (2009)
Length: 337 pages
Genre: True Crime
Started: 1 December 2011
Finished: 2 December 2011
Where did it come from: From Paperback Swap
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 25 November 2011
Why do I have it? I have to say that I followed the trial up to the verdict and am curious about the aftermath and its affect on the rest of the family.

I suppose almost everyone in America knows about this case but here is a synopsis anyway: A little girl named Caylee goes missing in June 2008 and her mother inexplicably waits for about a month to report her little daughter missing. This book delves into the dynamic of the Anthony Family - especially George and his interactions with the rest of the family. It explores the beginnings of the case against Casey and although it was written before the 'Not Guilty' verdict, it does some investigation of the pathology of Casey Anthony as well.

I have to say that I truly believe that Casey had something to do with her daughter's murder, whether it was accidentally or out of spite towards her parents, I just can't decide. I suppose that we will never really know the truth of Caylee's death but I certainly will never forget little Caylee or all the other missing children out there. I give the book an A+!

A+! - (96-100%)

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight


  1. I'm curious to learn more...maybe this book is a great source for that!

    I just came over here from Emeraldfire's blog...I'm loving what I see here, so I'm a new follower. I'm a fan of all things Irish.

  2. Hi Laurel,
    Thank you so much for your comment - it's really good to meet you.

    We were absolutely fascinated with the Casey Anthony case right from the beginning (almost obsessed with it, I have to admit) and we followed all the news reports on it, all the views and discussions. We were quite exhausted by the time the case came to trial, but had to see it through to the end. Big huge let-down, but hey, life goes on!!

    Anyway, Laurel, I thought that reading the book would be absolute overload because I had seen so much about the case already. I thought that I could describe the timeline to a tee and knew that I didn't want this particular book to be just a discussion of 'Poor little Casey Anthony, she's been wrongly accused of her daughter's murder'

    Surprise, surprise. I loved the book.It was well written, detailed without being boring, and did have one or two snippets of information that I had somehow missed. It is well worth the read, Laurel, and is so interesting, it hardly takes any time at all. I think you will enjoy it.

    Whatever you do, Laurel, please remember - Keep it Irish!!

    God bless,
    Mary McGirr


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