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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (256 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia MacDonald Narrator: Bernadette Dunne Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2006 ISBN: 9781415922163
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Patricia MacDonald delivers the chilling story of a woman who discovers that her own eyewitness testimony about her sister’s abduction led to the conviction and execution of the wrong man–and that the real killer is still at large.

When Tess DeGraff was nine years old and on a camping trip in New Hampshire with her family, a stranger kidnapped and killed her sister Phoebe. Thanks to Tess’s eyewitness testimony, a man named Lazarus Abbott was arrested and convicted for the heinous crime. But twenty years later, a test reveals that Abbott’s DNA does not match that of Phoebe’s murderer. Driven by her fear that she may have sent an innocent man to his death, Tess and her adopted son, Erny, return to the New Hampshire town in which it all happened years ago.

Stone Hill, New Hampshire, is still an idyllic New England town. Tess’s courageous mother, Dawn, now runs the charming Stone Hill Inn. Tess’s older brother, Jake, lives nearby with his wife, a local girl he fell in love with during the trial of his sister’s killer. While Tess’s family stands by her account of the crime, nerves are frayed throughout Stone Hill, and others in town accuse her of lying and view her as a murderer. In a race against time to untangle the truth about her sister’s murder, Tess encounters an anti—death penalty lawyer, Ben Webster, a biased police chief related to the Abbotts, and an unknown killer who has Tess and Erny in his sights.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 2/16/2014

    " Okay, I read to page 75 before skipping to the end to see who the "villian" was. The writing lacked in skill and substance. The characters were very one-dimensional. Maybe it was just hitting on my own personal pet peeves, but I didn't care for it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 2/13/2014

    " Intriquing mystery. I kept guessing most of the book. My guesses changed. But, I was wrong each time. A fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kiesha | 2/7/2014

    " Just another good murder mystery. Easy read. Lots of characters to keep strait but that might be a personal problem. :) Suprise ending... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ab Juaner | 1/31/2014

    " too much suspense "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 12/28/2013

    " I did not read this book and can not remove it from this list. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marie Elena | 12/23/2013

    " Not what I usually read, but this one was suspensful and the characters were really well thought out. I liked all of the characters (until the surprising twists) and didn't want any of them to be responsible for the vicious attacks, but I knew one of them had to be. I thought I had it figured out, but I was totally wrong! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 12/16/2013

    " Not the best book by Patricia MacDonald. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 12/15/2013

    " I "read" this book on my IPod. I really enjoyed listening to this book and had a hard time putting it down. It definately had me guessing until the very end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirley | 12/9/2013

    " I thought this was a very well written book. I read other reviews that said it was horrible. I don't know why I liked it a lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauri | 11/3/2013

    " Great start and middle, everything's set....then a hurry up ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 carla | 10/6/2013

    " great story line. story didn't drag.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monette Logue | 9/30/2013

    " I thought it was a good book and thought I knew who was trying to harm Emma early on, but the suspense kept me reading. I will read more of her books "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 8/30/2013

    " its fluff...really no mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jos | 8/30/2013

    " MacDonald does an excellent job of keeping you guessing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 8/9/2013

    " Male character underdeveloped. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marti | 7/17/2013

    " a good surprise of a book - picked it up based on the cover and was really enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tirsa | 9/5/2012

    " It was just o.k. Hoped it would be more intense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 7/7/2012

    " Mystery about a quick marriage and murder attempt. Pretty surprising book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 4/19/2012

    " Kept you guessing to the very end! I listened to this on CD it would be a good book to listen to on a car trip. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Celinaresendez | 3/16/2012

    " Emma is sometimes an idiot and I wanted her to die. Other times, it kept me entertained. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Viki | 1/6/2012

    " I really enjoy her books!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 10/23/2011

    " It's been a while since I read a book that was so frightening, I had trouble moving my eyes from one paragraph to the next. Don't read this if you are alone on a dark and stormy night! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lauriel | 8/28/2011

    " It was alright. Nothing special, part of a reader's digest selection of mystery novels. If it hadn't been part of that collection, I never would have picked it up. Nothing special to recommend about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles | 6/14/2011

    " Gushy, I didn't care for it, but it was suspenseful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsie | 5/10/2011

    " I picked this up at the library, and read it in one day!! I liked it a lot....just when you think you know what's going on, you don't! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Reading Cove Book Club ❧ | 4/22/2011

    " Bonus Book - July 2011 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/12/2011

    " Woman-in-peril genre. Not too scary. Mysterious. Didn't see the ending coming! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 4/4/2011

    " good story - twist and turns "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Celinaresendez | 3/18/2011

    " Emma is sometimes an idiot and I wanted her to die. Other times, it kept me entertained. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tirsa | 2/10/2011

    " It was just o.k. Hoped it would be more intense. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 1/28/2011

    " The story was okay. I would not have made the same choice she did in the end. Won't say any more in case someone wants to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 12/4/2010

    " Not the best book by Patricia MacDonald. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirley | 8/4/2010

    " I thought this was a very well written book. I read other reviews that said it was horrible. I don't know why I liked it a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marti | 10/9/2009

    " a good surprise of a book - picked it up based on the cover and was really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 4/25/2009

    " Kept you guessing to the very end! I listened to this on CD it would be a good book to listen to on a car trip. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/16/2009

    " Woman-in-peril genre. Not too scary. Mysterious. Didn't see the ending coming! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsie | 3/30/2009

    " I picked this up at the library, and read it in one day!! I liked it a lot....just when you think you know what's going on, you don't! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 2/9/2009

    " Intriquing mystery. I kept guessing most of the book. My guesses changed. But, I was wrong each time. A fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauri | 12/26/2008

    " Great start and middle, everything's set....then a hurry up ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 8/29/2008

    " This was your typical mystery. It was kind of corny with the names and the love story part of it and you thought you had the outcome all figured out. I admit that I had it figured wrong. I can't say any more than that.

    This is definitely a Mary Higgins Clark type novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kiesha | 6/30/2008

    " Just another good murder mystery. Easy read. Lots of characters to keep strait but that might be a personal problem. :) Suprise ending...
    "

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About the Author
Author Patricia MacDonald

Patricia MacDonald is the author of several novels, including The Unforgiven, which was nominated for an Edgar Award. Her darkly imaginative works have won her critical acclaim and a wide audience across America. She lives with her husband and daughter in Cape May, New Jersey.

About the Narrator

Bernadette Dunne is the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and off Broadway. She lives in Brooklyn.