My Sweet Angel: The True Story of Lacey Spears, the Seemingly Perfect Mother Who Murdered Her Son in Cold Blood (Mass Market)

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Mommy blogger Lacey Spears made headlines when she was charged with the murder of her five-year-old son, Garnett. Prosecutors alleged that she had poisoned him with high concentrations of salt through his stomach tube. How could a mother do such a thing to her own son? This is the shocking true story.

To the outside world Lacey had seemed like a loving, concerned mother, regularly posting updates on social media about her son’s harrowing medical problems. But in reality, Lacey was a textbook case of Munchausen syndrome by proxy. From the time he was an infant, Lacey deliberately made Garnett sick to elicit sympathy from medical professionals as well as her hundreds of followers on Facebook, Twitter, and her own blog. When a Westchester County jury found her guilty of killing Garnett in April 2015, she was sentenced to twenty years to life in prison. My Sweet Angel is the definitive account—featuring interviews with Lacey’s family, the investigators who broke the case, even Lacey herself—of an extraordinary case that shocked the world.

About the Author

English-born JOHN GLATT is the author of more than thirty books including The Lost Girls and My Sweet Angel, and has over thirty years of experience as an investigative journalist in England and America. He has appeared on television and radio programs all over the world, including Dateline NBC, Fox News, ABC’s 20/20, BBC World News, and A&E Biography.

Praise For…

My Sweet Angel is the product of author John Glatt’s 18 months researching Spears' life story in almost forensic detail. . . . Glatt lays out the chilling picture of a troubled mother driven to kill her child.” —NY Daily News

“A gripping, read-it-all-in-one-sitting kind of book. . . . For a wide-angle view of the horrific string of crimes start to finish, Glatt constructs an absorbing winner.” —Kirkus Reviews on The Lost Girls

“Veteran crime scribe Glatt gives us all the atmosphere, characters and facts to make an engrossing thriller.” —New York Post (required reading section) on The Prince of Paradise

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250136343
ISBN-10: 1250136342
Publisher: St. Martin's True Crime
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017
Pages: 480
Language: English