aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Think someone in the Madeleine McCann case has been reading Freedomland?

Maybe someone in that case of the missing 4-year-old, Madeleine McCann has been reading Freedomland by Richard Price, a pretty good book that by all accounts got turned into an awful movie.

The central storyline in his book is that a mother doses her kid with benadryl so that she can go out. When the kid accidentally dies, she panics and makes up a story about how a stranger took her kid.

Which, according to People Magazine, seems to be a theory Portugese police are playing with. But these parents are doctors, so presumably they would be more aware of the dangers of giving kids medcine to make them stay asleep. [Full disclosure: Price's book is also about race and poverty, neither of which play a role here.]

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