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When Secrets Die (Lena Padget series #3)

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They have kept the heart of her child... They have accused her of murder... Angels of mercy...or the devil in disguise? Who owns your body, anyway?

Lynn Hightower's novels have tackled such diverse subjects as female serial killers and lethal debt collectors. Now, in her most explosive and controversial thriller to date, she exposes the hidden secrets of hospital patholo

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Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 27th 2005 by Gallery Books (first published 2005)
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Jennifer Wardrip
Nov 12, 2012 Jennifer Wardrip rated it really liked it
I started reading Lynn Hightower's books only last year, and each and every one is an absolute gem. For fans of suspense thrillers, Ms. Hightower is definitely an author that should go on your auto-buy list, as her series starring private investigator Lena Padget only gets better and better as time goes on.

In WHEN SECRETS DIE, Lena is faced with a case that truly has her baffled. Emma Marsden is still grieving over her young son's death from what she believes to be some type of rare liver disea
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Kay
Feb 17, 2014 Kay rated it really liked it
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I really enjoyed this book. The characters are great and the plot is outstanding. Couldn't put the book down!
Karen
Dec 30, 2008 Karen added it
i hate mysteries.... hate them... and this one of course suffers from the same issue as all the ones. 100's of pages of setup with useless detail all to end and wrap everything up in less than 20 pages... lame.
Kristin
Aug 13, 2008 Kristin rated it it was amazing
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This book is really good and has opened my eyes about how doctor's can keep the organs of your loved ones once they're dead and it is LEGAL if you signed a "blanket consent" form. BAHUMBUG to that!
Tamiya Bates
Aug 03, 2011 Tamiya Bates rated it it was amazing
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i thought this book was great. it keep me hooked the whole way through. i really also liked how much detail was put into it and how it was written in more then one view. great read!
Mich
May 23, 2008 Mich rated it liked it
another lynn hightower good read.
a lab keeps organs of dead children for experiments. the story is sort of broken up but a good read all the same
Nancy
Apr 02, 2011 Nancy rated it liked it
I do wish we had more of the character Lena Padgett. That's pretty much my only complaint.
Katharine
Oct 12, 2010 Katharine rated it really liked it
Compelling characters. I was really pulling for them.
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Lynn Hightower grew up in Kentucky, and graduated from the University of Kentucky, where she studied creative writing with Wendell Berry and earned a degree in Journalism. She also teaches novel writing in the Writer’s Program at UCLA. Survival jobs include writing television commercials, catering waitress, and bartender for one day.

Her books have been included in the New York Times List of Notabl
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Lena Padget series (3 books)
  • Satan's Lambs
  • Fortunes of the Dead

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