Patricia MacDonald has won a worldwide
audience of readers with her page-turning novels of domestic suspense
that twist and turn with surprises. Now she presents a riveting thriller
about a young woman who finds her life threatened when she returns to
her picture-perfect suburban hometown where a brutal crime shattered her
family when she was a teenager.
The affluent town of
Hoffman, New Jersey reeled in disbelief when highly esteemed physician
Duncan Avery stabbed his wife Marsha to death one spring evening. The
two Avery sons turned their backs on their father but his daughter Nina
never stopped believing in his innocence.
Now, fifteen years
later, Nina, a struggling actress in New York City, returns to Hoffman
when her father is paroled and insists on resettling there. Not only
does Dr. Avery want to repair his relationships with his sons and meet
his grandchildren, he claims he wants to find out who killed his wife.
But neither Nina’s brother Patrick, a successful investment banker with a
wife and twin sons, nor Jimmy, a recovering drug addict who has adopted
a new family, can bear to acknowledge their father’s return.
as suddenly as before, another act of violence overturns the Averys’ lives. No longer certain if she can trust her family, her neighbors, or
her old friends, Nina finds she can rely only on herself and a
surprising new ally in her life as she searches for the truth behind
crimes past and present. If she digs deep-down into the secrets of her
family’s and her neighbors’ lives she stands a chance of catching a
killer before she becomes his next victim.
With psychologically perceptive characterizations, emotional realism, and a gripping story line, The Girl Next Door
exposes the dark impulses and fierce passions that can rule seemingly
ordinary people and showcases Patricia MacDonald at the height of her
celebrated powers. Download and start listening now!