Search Results: "Patricia MacDonald"


BOOK REVIEW

SUSPICIOUS ORIGIN by Patricia MacDonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"MacDonald, who parlayed everyday fears into spiraling paranoia so effectively in Not Guilty (2002), piles on the menace, suspicion, and deceit this time until the whole exercise shrieks formula."
The arson death of Britt Andersen's long-estranged sister is all in a day's woe in MacDonald's latest round of domestic suspense. Read full book review >

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I SEE YOU by Patricia MacDonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Whatever the opposite of domestic bliss is, MacDonald (Sisters, 2013, etc.) knows it like the back of her hand. That monstrous flashback won't win her any prizes for dramatic structure, but fans kept up past their bedtimes won't care a bit."
A middle-aged couple who've run from Nashville to West Philadelphia to escape an ugly menace learn that they haven't run far enough. Read full book review >

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MISSING CHILD by Patricia MacDonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2012

"The setup and the plot twists may be synthetic, but readers drawn in by the title will be rewarded by their immersion in Caitlin's anxiety and the revelation of even darker secrets in the family cupboard."
MacDonald (Cast into Doubt, 2011, etc.) tugs once more, and expertly, on the nerves of a vulnerable woman and her readership. Read full book review >

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MARRIED TO A STRANGER by Patricia MacDonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 2006

"Sturdy variations on an old theme, short on realism, long on expertly frayed nerves."
MacDonald's latest matron-in-distress is a bride who fears that her bridegroom is the man who nearly killed her and intends to try again. Read full book review >

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MOTHER'S DAY by Patricia MacDonald
Released: March 7, 1994

"McDonald (No Way Home, etc.) lays on the terrified (but plucky) heroines, abusive men, weirdly disjointed subplots, and incredible secrets from the past in a mix calculated to appeal to the more ravenous (and less discriminating) fans of Mary Higgins Clark."
Not much of a Mother's Day for Karen Newhall: her adoptive daughter Jenny's birth mother, Linda Emery, turns up unannounced on her suburban Massachusetts doorstep and, two days later, just as rebellious Jenny's been cooing over Linda and making plans to visit her back in Chicago, Karen gets herself bumped off, leaving her husband Greg as the obvious suspect. Read full book review >

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NOT GUILTY by Patricia MacDonald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Now that Joy Fielding seems to have left soccer-mom suspense behind her, MacDonald may well be the leading practitioner of the brand of domestic intrigue whose heroines can't trust their own parents, husbands, or kids."
What's the worst that can happen to an already widowed suburban mom? Certainly not the death of her second husband, as veteran domestic-intriguer MacDonald (Secret Admirer, 1995, etc.) adroitly reveals. Read full book review >

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DON'T BELIEVE A WORD by Patricia MacDonald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2016

"MacDonald (I See You, 2014, etc.) presents a story of love gone wrong that avoids black and white, letting the reader appreciate its many shades of gray."
A book editor is forced to work with the author who ruined her life. Read full book review >

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CAST INTO DOUBT by Patricia MacDonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2011

"So skillful is MacDonald (From Cradle to Grave, 2010, etc.) in stirring the pot that although you never forget how artificial the setup is, you can relax and enjoy the artifice while you wait to find out which of Shelby's paranoid suspicions will end up hitting the mark."
All the heartache, nightmare and sleuthing you could expect from a mother who sends her daughter off on a cruise she never returns from. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Patricia MacDonald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 27, 2004

"MacDonald (Suspicious Origin, 2003, etc.) introduces a healthy balance of introspection and interaction into her tale of deeply unhealthy family dynamics."
A father's release from prison strains family ties to the breaking point in MacDonald's latest domestic thriller. Read full book review >

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SISTERS by Patricia MacDonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2013

"The latest from MacDonald, a longtime specialist in family potboilers (Missing Child, 2012, etc.), won't disappoint her fans."
A letter from her late mother turns a would-be curator's world upside down. Read full book review >

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SECRET ADMIRER by Patricia MacDonald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 1995

"MacDonald lacks Clark's intuitively sure sense of just how far to push each subplot, but she and her bogeyman still deliver plenty of genuine, if synthetic, thrills."
Five months after Laura Reed's husband Jimmy is shot dead by an intruder, and eight days after Laura's whirlwind courtship ends in marriage to physicist/adventurer Ian Turner, the death of a contract killer hundreds of miles away suddenly persuades the Cape Christian, New Jersey, police to arrest Laura for hiring Jimmy dead. Read full book review >

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LOOK WHOOO’S COUNTING by Suse MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A treat for both new and experienced counters. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This elegant counting book by a Caldecott Honor-winner introduces young children to the numbers one through ten. Read full book review >