98th out of 105 books — 18 voters
Patricia MacDonald has captivated readers worldwide with her page-turning suspense novels that are filled with surprising twists and turns and psychologically perceptive characterizations. Now MacDonald delivers her most masterful work to date -- a chilling thriller about a woman who, while investigating her sister's death in a house fire of suspicious origin, uncovers the...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published April 29th 2003 by Atria Books
(first published 2003)
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I enjoyed this novel by Patricia MacDonald. It is a pretty good thriller with a lot of unknowns in it until the second half of the book. I sort of had the villain pegged, but not entirely....:) In this story, a younger sister, Britt, travels from Boston to Vermont, because she got the terrible news that her older sister, Greta had died in a massive housefire. The two sisters had been estranged for several years and after all that happens in this book, Britt knows that people should communicate t...more
Fast-moving book. Britt's sister, Greta, is killed in a fire. They were estranged for years, ridiculously, so it's even more ridiculous that Britt moves in with Greta's husband and child and then begins thinking that the husband must hav done it and seeing herself as her niece's protector. Too quickly making him out to be evil and then too weirdly deciding that Greta's widow is the only man for her--albeit a year later.