The Other Daughter

Lisa Gardner, Author Bantam Books $7.99 (416p) ISBN 978-0-553-57679-5
In her newest, Gardner (The Perfect Husband) indulges her fascination with the dark side of family life, where the ties that bind also gag, choke and strangle. Professional event planner Melanie Stokes does not suspect that the death of a serial killer in a Texas electric chair 20 years before could have any relevance to her neatly ordered existence. But as it becomes clear that the life she's known (as the adopted daughter of Boston cardiologist Harper Stokes and his trophy wife, Patricia) is based on ugly secrets and bloody lies, her world unravels. With the help of FBI Agent David Riggs, who makes up for his lack of physical agility--the result of ankylosing spondylitis (bad back problems)--with finely honed reflexes, street smarts and pure sex appeal, Melanie unearths what an intricately planned 25-year-old cover-up can't hide: the gruesome truth about her parentage. Once again, Gardner serves up suspense at a furious pace. (July)
Reviewed on: 07/05/1999
Release date: 07/01/1999
Genre: Fiction
Paperback - 523 pages - 978-0-7862-2291-9
Hardcover - 404 pages - 978-0-7528-3707-9
Paperback - 404 pages - 978-1-4091-1746-9
Hardcover - 619 pages - 978-0-7862-2290-2
Ebook - 474 pages - 978-0-553-90087-3
Analog Audio Cassette - 10 pages - 978-0-7927-2356-1
Compact Disc - 10 pages - 978-0-7927-2901-3
Mass Market Paperbound - 416 pages - 978-0-553-58768-5
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