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Robin Ballantyne's life is finally coming together. After learning she was pregnant with twins and being abandoned by her irresponsible boyfriend, Adam, she's settling into life as a single mother. But one night, after putting the children to bed, she hears an argument and suddenly, a body falls past her window. Running outside, she finds the body of Paula Carmichael, a renowned activist. When the police find Robin's name in Paula's diary and a connection through ex-boyfriend Adam, Robin becomes the prime suspect. She must figure out who killed Paula before she loses her freedom, her children, and her life.
©2004 Catherine Sampson; (P)2004 Blackstone Audiobooks
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"Sampson...makes a grand entrance into the mystery genre with this stellar debut novel....Compelling." (Booklist)
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By Hannah on 02-02-05

Rich, developed and unusual

That's it. It is the best "mystery" I've listened to in ages. I heartily recommend it to anyone who is becoming bored with their choices in this category.

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By connie on 11-11-10

clever, well written & narrated Brit mystery

Sampson doesn't waste words in weaving her mystery and she weaves the words well. Not only is the writing and characterization better than average, so is the mystery itself. Like many Brit authors of mysteries with contemporary settings, she combines the best of the classic and "cozy" mystery traditions with the best of the "thriller" -- She can create suspense and interest without needing to revert to graphic sex or violence. I am not a parent and usually avoid novels incorporating the dilemmas of motherhood, but even this element becomes an interesting part of the tale.

I picked this up during a half price sale and now look forward to downloading her other Audible title and any others that may be added. Best if all, I don't think there's a cliche anywhere between the covers.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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By Sarah on 03-16-11

A good listen

A good listen, well written, well read, and an unusual perspective. Not Shakespeare, but much better than average!

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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