"Quintessential psychological suspense"

Fifteen years ago Nina Avery returned home from her first date to find her mother dead and her father trying to shield her from the carnage. After an investigation Nina's father Douglas, a well respected doctor, is charged with the crime and found guilty of second degree murder. Her brother Jimmy, an alcoholic and drug addict, was placed in the care of neighbors where he straightened his life out, her older brother Patrick went on to college and married and had two children. Nina stood by her father while trying to find acting jobs in New York City.

At a parole hearing Jimmy fails to show up, Patrick speaks out against him and Nina does all in her power to get the board to let her father go free. Parole is granted and Douglas who swears he is innocent returns to the scene of the crime to find evidence that would exonerate him. Before he can find out anything he is murdered but someone made it look like suicide. With the help of the prison doctor, Nina takes up where her father left off and finds herself in danger from a killer she has known for almost two decades.

Fans of Marry Higgins Clark will want to read THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, the quintessential psychological suspense tale. The Avery clan is a dysfunctional but likeable family who pull readers into their angst laden drama and end up hoping they will recover from the traumas they have endured. Patricia Macdonald is a brilliant writer known for her works of intrigue; her latest novel is definitely her best but this reviewer will probably say that about her next novel too.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 29, 2004


He is Xanthier O'Bannon - cast-out Scotsman, marauding sea captain, feared by all. He has lost his land and birthright - and has nothing left but pride and a lust for revenge....

She is Alannah - a blind ethereal beauty with an uncanny affinity for the horses that roam wild across the islands she calls home. Raised by a strong woman, Alannah has known nothing but peace in her soul...

When a violent storm casts Xanthier ashore, Alannah innocently surrenders to an untamed desire. And Xanthier makes a promise to protect her - never suspecting how that simple vow will transform his life....

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Across a Wild Sea
(Wild: Book 3)
by Sasha Lord

Signet (Eclipse)
February 1, 2005
Available: February 1, 2005
ISBN #0451213874
EAN #9780451213877
384 pages
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Sasha Lord

Wild Angel
In My Wild Dream
Beyond the Wild Wind
In a Wild Wood
Under a Wild Sky

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