My Sweet Angel

My Sweet Angel

The True Story of Lacey Spears, the Seemingly Perfect Mother Who Murdered Her Son in Cold Blood

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Lacey Spears made international headlines in January 2015 when she was charged with the "depraved mind" murder of her five-year-old son Garnett. Prosecutors alleged that the 27-year old mother had poisoned him with high concentrations of salt through his stomach tube. To the outside world Lacey had seemed like the perfect mother, regularly posting dramatic updates on her son's harrowing medical problems. But in reality, Lacey was a text book case of Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome. Using Lacey's own never-before-seen Facebook, Twitter, and blog posts, an exclusive prison interview with Lacey herself, as well as interviews with her family and the three police investigators who broke the case, My Sweet Angel gives the definitive account of this extraordinary case that shocked the world.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781250071132
Characteristics: ix, 418 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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Jun 23, 2018

I've long been fascinated by these trash bags who call themselves Mothers and do this kind of harm to their own children. Lacey Spears should've been hung, not imprisoned. Capital punishment should be an option for people like her.

It's established quite early that the mother is a loony tune who spends most of her time showboating on Facebook, and so it becomes repetitive and dull after the first few chapters.

CRRL_MegRaymond Nov 10, 2017

The perfect mother, caring for a special needs child. A "depraved mind" intent on murder. Lacey Spears was both.

Jul 20, 2017

This book was ok the story is terrible all around because of what happened but i didnt feel John Glatt kept me interested from start to finish with this book not his best

May 26, 2017

Well written book describing horrific details of a horrible crime that took the life of a small child. Disturbing though that people had concerns about the child's welfare throughout his short life.

May 05, 2017

Lacy Spears was charged with murdering her 5 yr old son through salt poisoning in G-tube, was found guilty in April/15 25 yrs to life.
They think she might of had Munchausen Syndrome.
The book was interesting but at times some details, like the court case drug on and I lost interest.

May 05, 2017

I could only make it through one-third of the book, as it just broke my heart and that this happens every day to children. These parents and caregivers need help and so many fall through the cracks, as I found out just in the beginning of the book.


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