From Cradle to Grave [NOOK Book]

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A nail-biting novel of domestic suspense from a best-selling author - When Morgan Adair arrives at the small seaside town of West Briar on the Long Island shore, she is looking forward to attending the baptism of her new godson, Drew. Morgan and Drew's mother, Claire, have been friends since childhood, and Morgan was delighted when Claire married the handsome Guy Bolton. But a few days after the christening, Morgan receives a devastating phone call from her friend . . . ...
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From Cradle to Grave

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Overview

A nail-biting novel of domestic suspense from a best-selling author - When Morgan Adair arrives at the small seaside town of West Briar on the Long Island shore, she is looking forward to attending the baptism of her new godson, Drew. Morgan and Drew's mother, Claire, have been friends since childhood, and Morgan was delighted when Claire married the handsome Guy Bolton. But a few days after the christening, Morgan receives a devastating phone call from her friend . . .
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Mary Higgins Clark fans who aren’t too finicky about legal detail will welcome this domestic suspense novel from MacDonald (Stolen in the Night). When Brooklyn grad student Morgan Adair, who’s agreed to be godmother to the infant son of her best friend, Claire Bolton, attends the baptism in West Briar, Long Island, it’s clear that the stresses of motherhood have overwhelmed Claire. A few days later, Claire phones Morgan at the airport, where Morgan’s about to depart for England to do research on feminist Harriet Martineau (and pursue romance with an English poet), to say she’s killed her son and husband. Despite this confession, which Claire also made to the police, the skeptical Morgan launches her own investigation. Less than realistic law references (e.g., an academic expert on involuntary admissions of guilt states, “Believe me, all investigating ceases when a suspect confesses. It’s generally agreed that the police don’t need anything more”) may give some readers pause. (Jan.)
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Morgan Adair is thrilled when her best friend, Claire, asks her to be godmother to Claire and her husband Guy's new baby. As soon as the christening on Long Island Sound is over, Morgan takes off for England's Lake District to meet her newfound love and work on her doctoral thesis. But when Morgan arrives at the church, she realises that Claire is in the grip of a terrible postnatal depression, and the vivacious friend she once knew is now fearful, miserable, and teary. Still, the christening goes well enough, and Morgan, somewhat guiltily, heads for London. But at the airport, she receives a shocking telephone call from Claire, who announces she's been arrested for the murder of her husband and child. Horrified, Morgan knows she must cancel her trip and stay to help her friend, who is the last person in the world she would have believed could carry out such a terrible crime. The evidence against Claire is damning and incontrovertible, and only the ever-loyal Morgan thinks there might be more to the story, but when she begins to try to unravel the mystery, she stumbles on a dark and terrible secret. Taut and gripping, with mind-bending twists and turns, this chilling page-turner from the best-selling MacDonald will delight fans of psychological thrillers, romantic suspense, and women's fiction. Starred Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780100333
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 617,867
  • File size: 385 KB

Meet the Author

Patricia Macdonald's darkly hypnotic tales have captivated readers across America, as well as in France, where she is a #1 bestselling author. Her previous novels include "Suspicious Origin, Stranger in the House, Not Guilty, " and the Edgar Award-nominated "The Unforgiven." She lives with her husband and daughter in New Jersey, where she is working on her next novel.

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