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In Waldorf Pines, a very rich, gated suburb of Philadelphia, ostentation and pretension are the order of the day. But even by the local standards, Martha Heydrich is a stone cold pain. She’s the stay-at-home wife of a very rich husband, drives a pink sports car everywhere and is on all the prominent local committees. She’s fake, into everybody’s business, and is rumored to be having an affair with a local teenager, Michael Platte. One morning she seemingly vanishes from her house and later that night her husband Arthur returns home to find the pool house ablaze. Once the fire is extinguished, the police discover two bodies, one is Michael Platte and the other, too damaged to be recognized, is presumed to be Martha Heydrich.

The police think they know what happened, that Arthur killed his wife and her lover over the affair. But then the DNA results come back and the second body isn’t Martha’s at all, but that of an unknown man. With their theory in tatters, and Martha nowhere to be found, the police to turn to ex-FBI agent Gregor Demarkian to help them unravel the puzzling case.

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  • “A crafty puzzle.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “This series keeps getting better.”


  • A 2016 Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, Top 10 Selection

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan | 2/19/2014

    " Police arrest Arthur Heydrich for murdering his wife and her reputed lover, but must release him when the DNA tests on one of the bodies reveals something that deepens the mystery around the deaths. Cue the entry of consultant Gregor Demarkian, who can't decide whether he detests some of the local officials or the gated community, Waldorf Pines, more. He soon finds that more than one of the people in Waldorf Pines have secrets, and also may have motives. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Bevjirwin | 2/16/2014

    " not as good as usual "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kathy | 2/9/2014

    " Not near her best but still very, very entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Teresa | 2/4/2014

    " All Jane Haddam's novels are really good. This one was no exception, even though the basic puzzle was apparent early on. In this, as in most of her Demarkian novels, she relieves the reader from the awfulness of the suspects with the affection shown by the neighbors on Cavanaugh Street. The people on Cavanaugh Street are some of my favorite fictional characters. "

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