Une héroïne attachante, un scénario impeccablement construit, un dénouement insoupçonnable, jamais Patricia MacDonald n'aura autant mérité sa réputation de reine du suspense psychologique.
Catlin a tout pour être heureuse : un mari avocat charmant, un adorable beau-fils de six ans. Mais, quand le petit Geordie disparaît de l'école, son rêve de famille idéale s'effondre.
Tess a 9 ans lorsque sa sœur aînée Phoebe est enlevée, violée et étranglée. Sur son témoignage, le coupable est immédiatement jugé, puis exécuté. Vingt ans plus tard, un test révèle que son ADN n'est pas celui retrouvé sur Phoebe. Traumatisée à l'idée d'avoir pu faire condamner un innocent, Tess décide de faire toute la lumière sur cette affaire. Au risque de revivre le cauchemar qui a bouleversé sa vie.
Lorsque Morgan arrive dans la petite ville balnéaire de West Briar, en Nouvelle-Angleterre, elle est impatiente d'assister au baptême du fils de Claire, sa plus vieille amie, récemment mariée.
When Tess DeGraff was nine years old and on a camping trip in New Hampshire with her family, a stranger kidnapped and killed her sister Phoebe. Thanks to Tess' eyewitness testimony, a man named Lazarus Abbott was arrested and convicted for the heinous crime. But twenty years later, a test reveals that Abbott's DNA does not match that of Phoebe's murderer.
Patricia MacDonald, whose finely honed suspense novels have won her a worldwide audience of readers, delivers a stunning new novel inspired by the headline-making murder case of Laci Peterson, the chilling story of a young wife and mother-to-be who must confront the possibility that her husband is trying to kill her.
When her estranged sister, Greta, is killed in a fire, Boston news producer Britt Andersen heads straight for her sister's Vermont town where, for the first time, she meets her handsome brother-in-law, Alec Lynch, and her 11-year-old niece, Zoe, who narrowly escaped the blaze. Surprised by the bond that she forms with Zoe, Britt stays to help her recover from the tragedy. But when she clashes with her brother-in-law, Britt begins to suspect that her sister's life was far from perfect.
Having recently lost both her parents in a tragic car accident, Alex Woods is shocked to discover through the family lawyer that her beloved mother was keeping a secret: a baby she gave up for adoption when she had just left high school. Fresh out of graduate school and back in the suburbs of Boston where she grew up, Alex is already overwhelmed trying to figure out what to do with the family home and finding a job. But when, at last, she decides to search for her long-lost sister - and finds her - Alex is in for a terrible surprise....
"Love Patricia MacDonald, Disliked Narrator."
Sweethearts since high school, Karen and Greg Newhall have lived in Bayland, Massachusetts, all their lives. They trust each other. They know their neighbors. Bayland had been the perfect place to raise their adopted daughter, Jenny. Then a young girl is found dead in the nearby woods, and everything changes.
One morning Caitlin Eckhart receives a phone call that changes her life forever - her much-loved six-year-old stepson, Geordie, has disappeared from school. It soon becomes clear that someone must have deliberately taken him. Distraught, Caitlin and her husband, Noah, make an anguished public appeal for his return. But Caitlin has a secret from her past that is about to catch up with her, and as Geordie's continued absence brings her relationship with Noah to breaking point, she stands to lose everything that she loves.
The affluent town of Hoffman, New Jersey, reeled in disbelief when highly esteemed physician Duncan Avery stabbed his wife Marsha to death one spring evening. The two Avery sons turned their backs on their father, but his daughter Nina never stopped believing in his innocence.
Hannah, Adam, and adorable young Sydney Wickes are living under assumed identities in West Philadelphia. Although she's found it hard to adjust to life in the city, at least Hannah and her family are safe and slowly beginning to build new lives for themselves. But all that changes when an unexpected tragedy throws the harsh spotlight of publicity onto the Wickes family, putting them in serious danger.
"Deeeply disturbing story. Kept me hooked."
Laura's life is almost too good to be true. The children's books she writes are successful, her husband's art gallery is flourishing, and her son is growing up happy in their upscale town by the sea. But this New Year's Eve, all that will end. On that night, Laura Reed's husband is brutally murdered. The police don't have enough evidence to arrest her, yet they think she committed the crime.