Two women put pen to paper. Same subject, same audience.
The women in question are criminal profiler Pat Brown and maternally bankrupt Kate McCann. They are both writing about a missing child, Madeleline McCann.
Whilst Ms Brown's book promises 50% of sales will be donated to her own Madeleine search fund, the royalties from Mrs McCann's book will go to their own private search for Madeleine. It will be added to the golden pot of the McCanns private limited company, Madeleine's fund as soon as the advance payment for the book has cleared.
Despite being something which is advertised as a totally transparent fund to search for a missing child, the Madeleine Fund : Leaving No Stone Unturned is really a mystery and the actual 'search' has always been a gaping black void to the outsider. With the amount of well wishing donations received, it is only fair that regular updates should be provided. There have been none. We only hear of a name... Edgar. Bizarre sightings and McCann court actions are the only news we hear. The McCanns never physically searched Praia de Luz like any normal parent would and they've never searched since.
On the other hand and true to her word, Pat Brown has flown out on a two week visit to Portugal. She will travel to Praia de Luz and spend the time using her professional expertise as a criminal profiler to analyse the case in situ.
Pat Brown is doing what we would dearly love to do, and something that Mr and Mrs McCann have asked... search for Madeleine. She really does not deserve the abuse she has been subjected to by supporters of the McCanns. I wish her every success on her trip and hope she really does turn up that missing piece of the infamous jigsaw. If she doesn't discover anything, well at least she tried...
Two women put pen to paper.