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When Secrets Die

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

They have kept the heart of her child...
They have accused her of murder...
Angels of mercy...or the devil in disguise?
Who owns your body, anyway?

Lynn Hightower's novels have tackled such diverse subjects as female serial killers and lethal debt collectors. Now, in her most explosive and controversial thriller to date, she exposes the hidden secrets of hospital pathology labs, the darkest mysteries of motherhood, and the most unthinkable crime of all.

Private investigator Lena Padgett has been approached by a single mother with a stunning tale to tell. Emma Marsden, still grieving over the death of her infant son from an inexplicable illness, has been dealt another devastating blow. Her pediatrician, Theodore Tundridge, has accused Emma of poisoning her son in a psychotic bid for attention. Emma wants to counter his charges by accusing Tundridge of keeping a shocking chamber of horrors in his pathology lab — all the more frightening because it is entirely legal. Lena agrees to take on Emma's case and uncovers other suspicious deaths under the doctor's care. But when a secretly taped video incriminates Emma in the most intimate of ways — and Emma's teenage daughter disappears — even Lena isn't prepared for where the truth will take her.

Review:

"Along with style and substance, Hightower's stories have heart." New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Lynn Hightower is a major talent." Jonathan Kellerman

Synopsis:

The highly acclaimed author of Fortunes of the Dead returns with another Lena Padget mystery — and a twister of a tale that blurs the line between delusion and deception.

Synopsis:

They have kept the heart of her child... They have accused her of murder... Angels of mercy...or the devil in disguise? Who owns your body, anyway?

Lynn Hightower's novels have tackled such diverse subjects as female serial killers and lethal debt collectors. Now, in her most explosive and controversial thriller to date, she exposes the hidden secrets of hospital pathology labs, the darkest mysteries of motherhood, and the most unthinkable crime of all.

Private investigator Lena Padgett has been approached by a single mother with a stunning tale to tell. Emma Marsden, still grieving over the death of her infant son from an inexplicable illness, has been dealt another devastating blow. Her pediatrician, Theodore Tundridge, has accused Emma of poisoning her son in a psychotic bid for attention. Emma wants to counter his charges by accusing Tundridge of keeping a shocking chamber of horrors in his pathology lab — all the more frightening because it is entirely legal. Lena agrees to take on Emma's case and uncovers other suspicious deaths under the doctor's care. But when a secretly taped video incriminates Emma in the most intimate of ways — and Emma's teenage daughter disappears — even Lena isn't prepared for where the truth will take her.

About the Author

Lynn Hightower's previous novels include Fortunes of the Dead, High Water, and the Shamus Award winner Satan's Lambs. She studied creative writing with Wendell Berry at the University of Kentucky and holds a degree in journalism. She lives in the South.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743463911
Author:
Hightower, Lynn
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Author:
Lynn Hightower
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Children -- Death.
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
September 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 11.445 oz

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Product details 320 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9780743463911 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Along with style and substance, Hightower's stories have heart."
"Review" by , "Lynn Hightower is a major talent."
"Synopsis" by , The highly acclaimed author of Fortunes of the Dead returns with another Lena Padget mystery — and a twister of a tale that blurs the line between delusion and deception.
"Synopsis" by , They have kept the heart of her child... They have accused her of murder... Angels of mercy...or the devil in disguise? Who owns your body, anyway?

Lynn Hightower's novels have tackled such diverse subjects as female serial killers and lethal debt collectors. Now, in her most explosive and controversial thriller to date, she exposes the hidden secrets of hospital pathology labs, the darkest mysteries of motherhood, and the most unthinkable crime of all.

Private investigator Lena Padgett has been approached by a single mother with a stunning tale to tell. Emma Marsden, still grieving over the death of her infant son from an inexplicable illness, has been dealt another devastating blow. Her pediatrician, Theodore Tundridge, has accused Emma of poisoning her son in a psychotic bid for attention. Emma wants to counter his charges by accusing Tundridge of keeping a shocking chamber of horrors in his pathology lab — all the more frightening because it is entirely legal. Lena agrees to take on Emma's case and uncovers other suspicious deaths under the doctor's care. But when a secretly taped video incriminates Emma in the most intimate of ways — and Emma's teenage daughter disappears — even Lena isn't prepared for where the truth will take her.

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