Fiction Merry Jones The Nanny Murders

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The Nanny Murders

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9780312330385: The Nanny Murders

Writing in the estimable tradition of Mary Higgins Clark, new mystery star Merry Jones rockets to the top of everyone's must-read list with her first exhilirating novel. The Nanny Murders is a mesmerizing page-turner about missing nannies who have disappeared, one by one, from a close-knit Philadelphia neighborhood. Zoe Hayes, who works as an art therapist in an institute for seriously deranged patients, is the single mother of an adopted (and adorable) little girl named Molly. Zoe gets involved in the missing nannies case when Molly makes a grisly discovery while playing in the snow--she finds a piece of litter that turns out to be a human finger. One of Zoe's neighbors (but which one?) seems to be a serial killer. Zoe and a mysteriously scarred detective named Nick Stiles team up to catch the killer when suddenly Zoe becomes the prey...

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SHE NEVER REALIZED JUST HOW PERFECT...
Single parenthood is challenging enough for Zoe Hayes, raising a young daughter in Queen Village, a Philadelphia suburb whose homes--like its residents--have seen better days. Then comes the blustery afternoon when little Molly makes a shocking discovery while playing outdoors: a dismembered finger.

HER IMPERFECT LIFE REALLY WAS...
What Zoe longs to believe is a gruesome fluke quickly takes on unsettling significance. One by one, young nannies are vanishing from the neighborhood, falling victim to a shadowy killer. Uneasily drawn into the chilling case--and an unexpected relationship--by enigmatic Detective Nick Stiles, Zoe assumes she and Molly are safe. But then terror strikes close to home.

UNTIL SHE FOUND IT IN JEOPARDY...
Now, Zoe must accept that nobody in Queen Village is protected. A bloodthirsty predator lurks nearby, perhaps concealed behind a passing stranger's friendly smile, a longtime neighbor's front door--or, as Zoe fears most, perhaps even nearer than that...

"Absolutely fantastic."
--Midwest Book Review

"A page-turning success...hard to put down."
--Dallas Morning News

About the Author:

Merry Jones is the author of eight books, including the humorous bestseller I Love Him, But... and the nonfiction Birthmothers: Women Who Have Relinquished Babies for Adoption Tell Their Stories. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and two daughters. This is her first novel.

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