Madeleine McCann disappeared 12 years ago while she was on holiday in the Algarve with her parents Kate and Gerry McCann and siblings Sean and Amelie. A highly-anticipated Netflix series, “The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann” premiered today, however the eight-part documentary was not supported by the McCann family. Madeleine’s mother Kate wrote her own account in 2011, titled “Madeleine: Our daughter's disappearance and the continuing search for her”.
In the book, Kate reveals Madeleine’s words the day before her disappearance that she continues to be “haunted” by.
Kate writes how Madeleine asked her: "Why didn't you come when Sean and I cried last night?"
She continues: “We were puzzled. Did she mean when they were having their bath? Or just after they’d gone to bed?
“It certainly hadn’t been in the early hours, because I’d been in the room with them, even closer than usual.”
Kate McCann wrote in her book about the words that 'haunt' her (Image: PA/Getty)
Kate had been in the children’s room the night before, she explains, as she had take the “unprecedented” decision to sleep apart from her husband.
Kate continues: “Madeleine didn’t answer or elaborate.
“Gerry and I were disconcerted. Could Madeleine and Sean have woken up while we were at dinner? If so, it was worrying, obviously, but it didn’t seem very probable.”
She explains the system of checking on the children every 30 minutes that the family had established while they were out nearby at dinner, however she adds that the children waking up and crying undetected during the regular