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Publisher's Summary

In the tradition of Mary Higgins Clark comes this deliciously written woman-in-jeopardy novel from a wonderful new talent.

Zoe, a single mother with an adopted daughter, discovers that one of her neighbors could be a serial killer. Someone is busily dismembering Philadelphia's terrified nannies. Zoe and a mysteriously scarred detective named Nick Stiles together try to prevent the murderer from striking again, but the killer has targeted Zoe.

©2005 Merry Bloch Jones; (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"Jones serves up grim details, building suspense slowly at first, then with an accelerating pace that will leave readers breathless for the nuanced finale." (Publishers Weekly)

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Definitely a

...but that ain't all bad. I really enjoyed this complicated fare with a predictable ending. The writing was tight; the dialogue crisp; and the plot, while sporting many loopholes, still kept me interested. I've never heard of the author before, but definitely someone to watch for. A good listening experience.

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From a Philadelphian.....

The story was very good, but the narrator consistently pronounced the name of the local road as the "Shoekill" Expressway instead of the "Schoolkill" Expressway. Annoying considering how important the setting of Philadelphia is to the story....

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Awesome suspense with romance!

At first I wasn't too sure I was going to like the main character. There's an issue with her ex-husband that seemed petty and snarky, and I thought she might present that way throughout the book, but I soon became caught up in the story of the disappearing nannies from the neighborhood and all the characters from the sreet and their activities as related to the missing nannies. There's a romantic thread through the book, too. The end of the book is very good--suspenseful and creepy, and if I had to sum it up, I would say, "It's not over, 'til it's over!"

The narrator is quite good with a, different to me, style of delivery. I had to slow the speed to 0.90 to listen best for me.