Neighborhood Watch

Cammie McGovern, Author
Cammie McGovern, Author . Viking $24.95 (274p) ISBN 978-0-670-02203-8
Reviewed on: 03/29/2010
Release date: 06/01/2010

In this superb suburban thriller from McGovern (Eye Contact ), newly tested DNA evidence results in the release from prison of Betsy Treading (aka “the Librarian Murderess”) after serving 12 years for the bludgeoning of sexy divorcée Linda Sue Nelson, a neighbor in Milford, Conn. Betsy, a somnambulist, had confessed out of fear she'd done the deed while sleepwalking. Back home in Milford, Betsy determines to find out who really killed Linda Sue, who was having an affair with their married neighbor, charismatic author Geoffrey Steadman, who was a friend of Betsy's then husband, Paul. Now divorced from Paul, Betsy accepts temporary lodgings with an old friend and neighbor, Marianne Rashke, founder of the local neighborhood watch group. McGovern, a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford, seductively unreels Betsy's pursuit of the truth one shocking spool at a time. Fans of literary suspense fiction will be well rewarded. 4-city author tour. (June)

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