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  • ISBN: 0804136890
  • ISBN: 9780804136891
  • Physical Description: 355 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, 2014.

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Summary, etc.: Hiring Zoe to help her around the house as she prepares for her baby's arrival, Claudia Morgan-Brown discovers that there is something off about Zoe and, after learning about a series of vicious attacks on pregnant women in the area, worries that her own life is in danger.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 March #1
    Social-worker Claudia Morgan-Brown has just surrendered to necessity and hired Zoe Harper to care for her stepsons and help her slog through her third trimester of pregnancy while her husband is away on British naval maneuvers. Although Zoe's references are excellent, Claudia has a disturbing feeling that Zoe's hiding something dangerous. Can she trust her instincts, or are pregnancy hormones making her paranoid? When Claudia is visited by Birmingham detectives investigating two brutal attacks on pregnant women, the doubts about Zoe turn to fear. One of the victims is on Claudia's child-welfare unit's caseload, and the detectives clearly believe that Claudia's pregnancy could make her the killer's next target. After the visit, DI Lorraine Fisher becomes convinced the attacks are linked to Claudia and Zoe, and she circles them both, determined to expose the connection. Hayes manipulates the contradictions in Claudia's, Zoe's, and Lorraine's narratives to thrilling effect while weaving in a creepy-to-beautiful spectrum of maternal love. Skillfully plotted, with several red herrings that make the satisfyingly twisted conclusion even more of a surprise. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Before becoming a writer, SAMANTHA HAYES worked at jobs ranging from private detective to bartender to fruit picker and factory worker, lived on a kibbutz, and spent a few years in Australia and the USA. Her writing career began when she won a short story competition in 2003. She now lives in Warwickshire with her family.

Subject: Pregnant women Fiction
Women Family relationships Fiction
Nannies Fiction
Serial murder investigation Fiction
Deception Fiction
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Psychological fiction.

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