Mommy's Little Girl: Casey Anthony and her Daughter Caylee's Tragic Fate

Mommy's Little Girl: Casey Anthony and her Daughter Caylee's Tragic Fate

by Diane Fanning
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Mommy's Little Girl 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 220 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you havent read the book then perhaps you shouldnt participate in writing a review of the book. And to all of you who said "im not giving a penny to casey anthony" and " oh how horrible to allow someone to profit off murdering their child" you can rest assured that the Anthony family did not profit from this book. They did not own the rights to this story, and if you would have read the book you would know that the author did not have Cindy, George , Lee , or Casey participate in the book. Google it and see for yourselves, it may help you save face in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Horrible writing from such a fantastic writer. In her haste to be "the first" to publish a book about this atrocious crime, she deliberately bombed her usual writing ability. Thumbs down. I would not recommened this book to anyone. It's sloppy and she frequently mixes up Caylee and Casey numerous times. Horrible writing. Shame on you, Ms. Fanning, to publish this garbage.
CCinME More than 1 year ago
Finally, an account of all the behind-the-scenes goings on and historical background of this family. When you look backward, you can see where these people come from - they are made, not born. Classic account of jealousy, narcissism, overboard control issues and a total lack of someone to stand up for this child - in a word - DYSFUNCTION! The author did an amazing job of remaining neutral. What has doomed this family has come from their own mouths. The true shame is that a precious child was lost in the drama and yet these people continue to feed their own ego needs. Shame, Shame, Shame!
Harrison Parrish More than 1 year ago
This was a good book, after i started reading it i could't put it down. I will say this after all the evidence they had against casey and everything they had tieing her to the murder of her daughter i dont see how yhe prosecutors let her walk free. This is extremely sad. But its not our place to judge and her ultimate fate will come when she stands before god.
Catherine_Alexis More than 1 year ago
I've been following the case and found this book over the weekend on my nook. It had me hooked! I couldn't put the book down. It answered a few questions I had while watching the trial. A lot of the sections are verbatim from what was heard during the trial. The author did a great job of painting this monster without any bias. Kudos!
RachelPyne More than 1 year ago
"Mommy's Little Girl" is a biography written by Diane Fanning. It's about a single woman, named Casey Anthony, who has a child out of wedlock. Casey's two year old daughter goes missing in June but Casey does not report her missing child until late July. Casey claimed her daughter was kidnapped, but Casey is known to be a habitual liar. Later investigators find the childs body only two miles from her house. All the clues lead to Casey being guilty of the death of her daughter. This book teaches the message of selfishness leading to extreme actions and misery. Casey's selfishness led to the murder of her daughter, Caylee. Her parents' selfishness has kept them from wanting to believe what they originally thought; their daughter, Casey, is a murderer. It is interesting that all the facts have been laid out with the research put in print particularly since Casey's fate has not been decided. I liked how the author explained Casey's life before and after Caylee's death and during the investigation and initial court appearances. You get an idea of the kind of person Casey is. I was disappointed that the book was written without the trial being complete because I still am unsure if Casey will be held accountable for the murder of her daughter. (The case opens back up in June 2010.) I recommend this book if you are interested in criminal minds and "enablers" who allow people to get away with hanis crimes. If this were based on a five star rating system I would give this book four stars. The fifth star would have been given if the trial was complete and I knew the results.
KLA44 More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be a very accurate account, from everything I've seen televised from the courtroom. There is no doubt in my mind that Casey Anthony premeditated and intentionally murdered her daughter. The author gives an accurate account using documented interviews and news stories. As I type this, we are on the eve before the closing arguments in the trial. I hope the jury gives a swift and much deserved guilty verdict to 1st degree murder. Casey Anthony is a sociopath, cunning liar who has not a single shred of remorse. The author did an excellent job is relaying the truth. I highly recommend this book. By the way. Being a young grandmother to a toddler girl myself, I am appalled at how Cynthia Anthony handled this situation. With total disregard to her murdered innocent beautiful granddaughter! I hope and pray that the court will be the voice for the voiceless! RIP little Caylee!
pinkhammer More than 1 year ago
While watching the trial I had a million questions come to mind,like how do you not report a child missing? Where were her parents during this interval? There is so much detail about what I call "who what when where why" but most of the questions were answered by reading this book. It is very good, informative and has a timeline plus information about the family dynamics. I found all the information to be quite accurate since I have seen the characters in the book on TV and have heard references to incidences that she described so I know it is factual. I really could not put the book down and am so glad that I purchased it because it was what was lacking in the understanding of this bizarre case. Loved the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That baby deserved a good life
historysmith-com More than 1 year ago
MOMMY'S LITTLE GIRL reads like a novel built on excellent organization & story development. Unfortunately, it is not fiction. The victim & protagonist, Caylee Anthony was a real child and Casey Anthony, the antagonist you love to hate was her mother. Diane Fanning exhibited an uncanny ability to make the reader feel he/she experienced the unfolding of this story. It's amazing how we can relate to these characters, good & bad. Certainly it's not over yet but time and the courts will write the final chapter. The research and organization that went into MOMMY'S LITTLE GIRL shows a mastery of the craft as does the ability to create a sense of the flow of this story that unfolded in starts, jerks, detours and stops. It would have been easy to just lay out the facts & say, "Here it is!" but in fact, that is left for the reader. Even the well-written afterword leaves room for the reader to draw conclusions. I strongly recommend this book for anyone trying to delve into the details of this or any true crime case. It's definitely a step above.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although sad it was wrote respectable to caylee
Kolabear More than 1 year ago
I have tried to follow this case completely. I really enjoyed the book,and will read other books by Diane Fanning.You find out how cold of a person that Casey Anthony was. Her daughter meant nothing to her.
WRWFL More than 1 year ago
Please do not spend good money on Casey Anthoney. She deserves nothing for the DEATH of HER LITTLE GIRL. WRW
JMiles24 More than 1 year ago
I thought the book was very informative and organized. Very interesting!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this book gave probably about as much insight as the media. It was a good read though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this the moment it came out ~ I think if not the 1st book on Casey Anthony ... it was one of the 1st - A VERY QUICK & INFORMATIVE read ... Author really did her homework ... IF you followed the trial and "so-called-verdict" you'll really want to read this one.
Vivian Perez More than 1 year ago
Casey Anthony is a monster and the biggest b***h I've ever heard of.I cannot believe that those jurors set her free. I cannot see how a young woman as herself can murder her only daughter and then lie about, acting as if she is the victim. This book just answered all my qiestions and made it clear that Casey Anthony is a MONSTER!!!!!!!!!!!!! There should be Justice for Caylee Anthony!!!!!!!
Diana Beideman More than 1 year ago
I wish the court had solid evidence on Casey. The book is quite telling. Caylee was not kidnapped,and what a liar Casey is. I hope proceeds from this book do not benefit her. I am sure they dont.
teegregory More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I couldn't put it down. As an avid reader of true crime novels this has become one of my favorites. Also as a missing persons investigator it shows how a lot of what happened is never told to the general public. So koodles for Diane. Good Book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been following the case since July 2008. Miss Fanning did an excellent job organizing and presenting the information in Mommy's Little Girl.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like books that unfold in sequence of events and this book was brilliantly ordered..... I thoroughly enjoyed the read...... which is detailed but does not include the trial or anything from that point forward.... now if only the author would write part2..... all the comments about not contributing to Casey come from someone (a very odd someone) who doesnt read true crime.... or have a interest in the field, as any money from the sale of this or other crime books goes to the author ...... this is not a AUTObiography.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's sad how this author got treated as alittle girl. Its a true story written by the victum of her own mother. Im glad she didnt die from her mother's abuse. A good book, but sad story...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome book :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As horrible as this whole thing was, I really enjoyed this book (coming from a true crime fan). Gives you a lot of pre-trial info. The lies are unreal. Great book--worth the $7
Pamela Blanco More than 1 year ago
An incredible timeline. An intricate look of betrayal, a dysfunctional family, and a completely detailed insight into the investigation of Caylee Anthony. I couldnt put this book down. An inside look from everyones perspective.