There's No Place Like Home by MHC
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|Wed, 02-14-2007 - 12:02pm|
This isn't the latest by Mary Higgins Clark--it came out before Two Little Girls in Blue--but somehow I missed it. It tells the story of Celia Nolan, a woman with a past. She was born Liza Barton, and one terrible night she accidentally shot and killed her mother and wounded her stepfather. She was trying to protect her mother and was aquitted in court, but newspapers dubbed her "little Lizzie Borden." She was adopted by distant relatives and changed her name, hoping to put the past behind her.
Now in her early thirties, Celia is married to her second husband, Alex Nolan. Alex buys a house as her birthday surprise. It turns out to be the house where she fatally shot her mother. Not long after, their real estate agent winds up dead. Celia tries to keep her identity hidden and suspicion off her as more people wind up dead and the killer begins to zero in on Celia.
Some of it kept me guessing, but the end wasn't a really huge surprise.