Gardner, Lisa The Other Daughter

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The Other Daughter

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In Huntsville, Texas, a man goes to the electric chair for the kidnap, torture and murder of six small children. In Boston, Massachusetts, a nine-year-old girl has been admitted to ER, unconscious and full of morphine. When she comes round, she remembers nothing about herself or her past.
This girl ¿ twenty years later ¿ is the heroine of THE OTHER DAUGHTER. Melanie Stokes has been adopted and raised by Dr Harper Stokes and his wife, following the tragic murder of their four-year-old daughter, Meagan. Now someone is targeting the family, sending grotesque signals and messages, suggesting that it is they, not the executed serial killer, who may have been responsible for Meagan¿s death. In an even more horrible twist, a journalist approaches Melanie and tells her that her birth father was the executed murderer.
David Riggs, Special Agent, sent in under cover to investigate a medical scam in which Dr Stokes is implicated, becomes romantically involved with Melanie, and then with the whole tangled mystery of her past.

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Review:

"Sheer terror...a great read."
--Iris Johansen
Don't miss Lisa Gardner's chilling debut "The Perfect Husband: "
"A dark, powerful tale of nerve-shattering suspense."
--Tami Hoag
"Readers get loads of angst, great procedural stuff, some hair-raising action scenes, and a villain to keep you awake at night. What more can any thriller reader want?"
--"Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine"
"Gardner delivers a streamlined bang-up addition to the oeuvre of Tami Hoag, Karen Robards, Elizabeth Lowell and, these days, even Nora Roberts."
--"Publishers Weekly"
"Scary, gritty, terrifying. Lock the door, leave on a light."
--"The Oakland Press"
"A page-turner."
--"Rocky Mountain News"

"A dark, powerful tale of nerve-shattering suspense."--Tami Hoag

"Readers get loads of angst, great procedural stuff, some hair-raising action scenes, and a villain to keep you awake at night. What more can any thriller reader want?"--"Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine"

"Gardner delivers a streamlined bang-up addition to the oeuvre of Tami Hoag, Karen Robards, Elizabeth Lowell and, these days, even Nora Roberts."--"Publishers Weekly"

"Scary, gritty, terrifying. Lock the door, leave on a light."--"Oakland Press"

"A page-turner."--"Rocky Mountain News"

"[A] suspenseful, engrossing page-turner...Totally absorbing, it's one of those books that keeps you up late, enslaved by the 'just one more chapter' syndrome." --"Mystery News"

"Sheer terror...a great read."-"Iris Johansen""Sheer terror...a great read."--Iris Johansen

Just when you thought Lisa Gardner couldn t get any better . . . she does. Lee Child
"A dark, powerful tale of nerve-shattering suspense." Tami Hoag
"Readers get loads of angst, great procedural stuff, some hair-raising action scenes, and a villain to keep you awake at night. What more can any thriller reader want?" Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
"Gardner delivers a streamlined bang-up addition to the oeuvre of Tami Hoag, Karen Robards, Elizabeth Lowell and, these days, even Nora Roberts." Publishers Weekly
"Scary, gritty, terrifying. Lock the door, leave on a light." Oakland Press
"A page-turner." Rocky Mountain News
[A] suspenseful, engrossing page-turner Totally absorbing, it s one of those books that keeps you up late, enslaved by the just one more chapter syndrome. Mystery News
Sheer terror a great read. Iris Johansen Sheer terror a great read. Iris Johansen"

"Just when you thought Lisa Gardner couldn't get any better . . . she does."--Lee Child

"A dark, powerful tale of nerve-shattering suspense."--Tami Hoag

"Readers get loads of angst, great procedural stuff, some hair-raising action scenes, and a villain to keep you awake at night. What more can any thriller reader want?"--Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

"Gardner delivers a streamlined bang-up addition to the oeuvre of Tami Hoag, Karen Robards, Elizabeth Lowell and, these days, even Nora Roberts."--Publishers Weekly

"Scary, gritty, terrifying. Lock the door, leave on a light."--Oakland Press

"A page-turner."--Rocky Mountain News

"[A] suspenseful, engrossing page-turner...Totally absorbing, it's one of those books that keeps you up late, enslaved by the 'just one more chapter' syndrome." --Mystery News

"Sheer terror...a great read."-Iris Johansen"Sheer terror...a great read."--Iris Johansen

From the Author:

A Note from Lisa Gardner
I hope everyone enjoys my new release, THE OTHER DAUGHTER. This is my second novel, following the January 1998 release of THE PERFECT HUSBAND. Fans of TPH will be thrilled to know that Special Agent Pierce Quincy also appears in this book.

TOD follows the story of Melanie Stokes, a rich, adopted daughter who believes she has it all--a wonderful adoptive family, an exciting career, and a luxurious lifestyle in downtown Boston. But Melanie wasn't always so fortunate. At the age of nine, she was drugged and abandoned at a Boston hospital with no memory of her real family or name. Now, twenty years later, her past remains a blank slate.

Melanie's family, Patricia and Harper Stokes, weren't always perfect either. Once upon a time, they lived in Houston, Texas with another little girl, Meagan, and her brother Brian. Then the unthinkable occurred. Meagan was brutally murdered by the serial killer, Russell Lee Holmes. Not even witnessing the killer's execution could heal the family's wounds. Patricia took to drinking. Harper became a workaholic, and their son retreated into a bitter rage.

Until they made the decision to start over in Boston. Until they adopted an abandoned 9-year old girl and named her Melanie.

Now, everyone remarks on what a great family they are--the hard-working doctor-husband, the gorgeous doctor's wife, the successful son and the sweet adopted daughter. No one mentions Melanie's unknown famly. No one mentions poor, murdered Meagan Stokes.

Until tonight.

Now a tabloid reporter has arrived, alleging he knows Melanie's true father--none other than the notorious killer, Russell Lee Holmes. Now the notes have started to arrive--You Get What You Deserve. Now, the first shots have been fired, the first person killed, and a twenty-five year old game has begun in earnest.

Now, Melanie is beginning to fear that the family she loves the most, may be the people she should trust the least.

Join Melanie's search for the truth. And happy reading!

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