'The decision to publish this book has been very difficult, and taken with heavy hearts ... My reason for writing it is simple: to give an account of the truth ... Writing this memoir has entailed recording some very personal, intimate and emotional aspects of our lives. Sharing these with strangers does not come easily to me, but if I hadn't done so I would not have felt the book gave as full a picture as it is possible for me to give. As with every action we have taken over the last five years, it ultimately boils down to whether what we are doing could help us to find Madeleine. When the answer to that question is yes, or even possibly, our family can cope with anything ... Nothing is more important to us than finding our little girl.'
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You won't find a more moving and powerful account of love and loss - News of the World
Madeleine is not only an impressive and well-written chronicle of a terrible crime, it is a must-read because someone out there knows something - Sunday Express
Powerful... Kate's book blazes with the sheer, visceral force of her love for her daughter - Daily Mail
Mrs McCann writes honestly about her torment - Sunday Telegraph
It's hard to read these words without wanting to weep - Independent
This haunting account makes me rue the day I doubted them - Daily Mail
It is high time the McCann haters pushed off... It seems clear that, far from self-justifying, or attention-seeking, this book is what it has always been about for the McCanns - a practical solution to fundraising - Observer
The saddest story I have ever heard... it touches levels of human agony far beyond the reach of everyday journalism - Mail on Sunday
This book brought tears to my eyes several times... but despite the tragedy at the heart of the book, there are flashes of humour - The Sunday Times
Deeply moving - Guardian
A searingly honest book - Daily Express
Extremely honest and candid - Sun
(A) testament to the ferocity of maternal love - Daily Telegraph
About the Author
Madeleine McCann was abducted in Praia da Luz, Portugal on Thursday, 3 May 2007. Kate and Gerry McCann established 'Madeleine's Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned' in response to the many generous donations that started to flood in from the general public who were wanting to help the search for their daughter in some way. As there had been no police force in the world actively looking for Madeleine since July 2008, the fund enabled a small team of committed and experienced people to investigate Madeleine's disappearance. It continues to support the search and also runs awareness campaigns in several countries, to ensure the public know that Madeleine is still missing, and to encourage them to remain vigilant.
Once Madeleine has been found, the fund will be used to assist searches for other missing children worldwide.