Tainted

Tainted

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by Brooke Morgan
     
 

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Brooke Morgan makes her dazzling debut with Tainted—a novel of unrelenting suspense that immediately rockets her into the upper echelons alongside Joy Fielding, Tana French, Mary Higgins Clark, and other masters of everyday terror. Evocatively set against the seemingly placid backdrop of Cape Code, Tainted twists and turns and constantly

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Brooke Morgan makes her dazzling debut with Tainted—a novel of unrelenting suspense that immediately rockets her into the upper echelons alongside Joy Fielding, Tana French, Mary Higgins Clark, and other masters of everyday terror. Evocatively set against the seemingly placid backdrop of Cape Code, Tainted twists and turns and constantly surprises with the story of a single mother, her sensitive daughter, and the mysterious man who takes over their lives. Shocking, unexpected, and absolutely riveting, nothing in Tainted is quite what it seems.

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Publishers Weekly
The real-life murder case of British toddler Jamie Bulger helped inspire Morgan's excellent debut, an impeccably paced suspense novel set on Cape Cod. When 17-year-old Holly Barrett becomes pregnant after a one-night stand with 18-year-old Billy Madison, Billy, who comes from a privileged background, splits after learning the news. Five years later, Billy returns to Shoreham, Mass., eager to be a father, but Holly's not interested. Having endured the loss of her parents and not trusting Billy, she's content living on Birch Point with Katy, her five-year-old daughter; her granddad, Henry; and Henry's dog, Bones. After meeting a handsome Englishman, Jack Dane, Holly dives headfirst into a quickie marriage, despite signs Jack isn't who he says he is. Henry, who's initially pleased, begins noticing Jack acting inappropriately with Katy. Morgan, a U.S. ex-pat living in the U.K., successfully exploits the classic woman-in-jeopardy (plus child) theme. (Dec.)\
People
“[T]his sneak-up-on-you page-turner packs a suspenseful wallop that will chill your soul.”
People Magazine
"[T]his sneak-up-on-you page-turner packs a suspenseful wallop that will chill your soul."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061986949
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,152,841
File size:
1 MB

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