Neighborhood Watch: A Novel

Neighborhood Watch: A Novel

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by Cammie McGovern
     
 

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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

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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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"TV's Desperate Housewives would feel right at home on creepy Juniper Lane." —Kirkus

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101190203
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/10/2010
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
391,870
File size:
279 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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"TV's Desperate Housewives would feel right at home on creepy Juniper Lane." —-Kirkus

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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Neighborhood Watch 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Carrie10 More than 1 year ago
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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BisonHockeyMom10 More than 1 year ago
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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