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by Catherine Sampson

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Thriller

2004 Best First Mystery Nominee

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Debut author Sampson's thriller has it all: an engaging heroine with psychological depth, an intriguing plot with perfect pacing and flawless atmospheric writing that creates a compelling world.

Londoner Robin Ballantyne is a single mother of twins who witnesses a terrible tragedy: a woman falls to her death in front of her. Coincidentally, the twins' father has been making a documentary about the dead woman, a neighbor of Robin's known for her activism. Because of circumstantial evidence, Robin becomes a prime suspect and must fight to prove her innocence and keep her children.

Sampson seamlessly folds Robin's
personal story, as a young mother re-entering the workforce, into a gritty
novel of mystery and murder. A stunning debut from a formidable talent. (Sep., 311 pp., $22.95)

Reviewed By: Cindy Harrison

Publisher: Mysterious Press

Published: September 2004

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