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Twelve years ago librarian Betsy Treading was convicted of murdering her neighbor, the bohemian loner Linda Sue. After DNA testing finally exonerates Betsy, she returns to her suburban community determined to salvage her life and find the true killer. As she begins to pick apart the web of secrets, lies, and love affairs uncovered in the wake of her trial, Betsy ...

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Overview

A riveting and frightening tale of false accusation from the author of Eye Contact

Twelve years ago librarian Betsy Treading was convicted of murdering her neighbor, the bohemian loner Linda Sue. After DNA testing finally exonerates Betsy, she returns to her suburban community determined to salvage her life and find the true killer. As she begins to pick apart the web of secrets, lies, and love affairs uncovered in the wake of her trial, Betsy suspects that her tight-lipped neighbors may know something that she has denied even to herself.

In Neighborhood Watch, Cammie McGovern captures the nail-biting electricity of the best literary thrillers and zeros in on the subterranean tension abuzz in a town whose dark secrets threaten to obliterate the glossy façade of a perfect life. It is also the story of a woman coming into her own, finding her strength, and taking control of her life. It asks readers, what sort of price would you pay for the sake of your reputation? Intricately woven, psychologically astute, and filled with complex and surprising characters, Neighborhood Watch marks a significant step in the career of this talented author.

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In this superb suburban thriller from McGovern (Eye Contact), newly tested DNA evidence results in the release from prison of Betsy Treading (aka “the Librarian Murderess”) after serving 12 years for the bludgeoning of sexy divorcée Linda Sue Nelson, a neighbor in Milford, Conn. Betsy, a somnambulist, had confessed out of fear she'd done the deed while sleepwalking. Back home in Milford, Betsy determines to find out who really killed Linda Sue, who was having an affair with their married neighbor, charismatic author Geoffrey Steadman, who was a friend of Betsy's then husband, Paul. Now divorced from Paul, Betsy accepts temporary lodgings with an old friend and neighbor, Marianne Rashke, founder of the local neighborhood watch group. McGovern, a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford, seductively unreels Betsy's pursuit of the truth one shocking spool at a time. Fans of literary suspense fiction will be well rewarded. 4-city author tour. (June)
Library Journal
In this lackluster suspense novel, librarian Betsy Treading returns to her suburban neighborhood after her murder conviction is overturned through new DNA evidence. A lifelong sleepwalker who is depressed over a series of devastating miscarriages, she turned herself in when she found blood on her nightgown the morning after a neighbor was murdered. Betsy knows that until the real killer is caught she will be viewed with suspicion, and she sets out to solve the crime on her own. Unfortunately, McGovern (Eye Contact; The Art of Seeing) never makes the most of her premise. Betsy's story is intriguing, but the character fails to come to life. The mystery element also proves unrewarding, partly owing to some preposterous red herrings like a minor character discovering cold fusion. VERDICT This succeeds neither as a suspense novel nor as compelling psychological fiction. Purchase only where the author's previous books have been popular.—Karen Kleckner, Deerfield P.L., IL
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In this psychological mystery from McGovern (Eye Contact, 2006, etc.), a former librarian is exonerated after serving 12 years in prison for a neighbor's murder and returns to her suburban Connecticut neighborhood to find the real killer. Betsy explains that she confessed to murdering Linda Sue, not because she remembered committing the crime but because she didn't. When she found blood on her nightgown she assumed that she had bludgeoned Linda Sue to death during one of the sleepwalking episodes she'd been suffering ever since her troubled childhood. She was assured she would be found innocent on psychological grounds, but incompetent counsel and neighbors' unwillingness to testify in her defense sunk her case. Once she was in prison, the unexpectedly satisfying life she made for herself, complete with friends and a beau from the men's facility next door, showed her how hollow her marriage to husband Paul had been, and she divorced him. Now DNA evidence proves her innocence. With no home waiting, she accepts an invitation from her one loyal neighbor, Marianne, to revisit Juniper Lane. Trying to solve Linda Sue's murder on her own, Betsy is soon swamped by a plethora of secrets and possible lies. Is Paul gay? Why did Marianne's daughter Trish run away, and what experiments is Marianne's husband Roland conducting in Marianne's basement (where he and Betsy once shared a passionate kiss)? Why did Geoffrey, Paul's childhood friend-a flirtatious, award-winning author whose affair with Linda Sue was cited by prosecutors as one cause for Betsy's murderous jealousy-undermine her case? But as Betsy dribbles out pieces of information, it becomes clear that she is not exactly a reliable narrator.Not only is the extent of her pathologies troubling, she has always known more facts about that fatal night than she's let on. It's hard to say who's more manipulative, the narrator or her creator, but TV's Desperate Housewives would feel right at home on creepy Juniper Lane.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780670022038
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/10/2010
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Cammie McGovern was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford and received the Nelson Algren Award in short fiction. Her work has been published in Redbook, Seventeen, Glimmer Train, TriQuarterly, and other publications. This is her second novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2011

    Calling for a proof reader!

    There were so many errors in this book I can't believe it made it to print. Does the editor not employ proof readers? The story itself was very disjointed and I didn't find the plot believable at all. Eye Contact was a great book, but this one is a total miss. Most disappointing!

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  • Posted October 8, 2011

    Terrible Book

    This is the worst book that I have read in a long while. I'm really sorry that I wasted my time. I should have stopped reading early on, but was determined to finish the book since I paid good money for it. What a waste.

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    I'm not much of a book critic. I enjoy books that are easy to read & have some good twists & turns. The only reason I finished this book was so I could see who did it. There were several times that I almost jumped to the end just to see. I'm sorry I invested the time in this one.

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