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The secrets of Sadie Maynard
Anderson, Linda.
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New York : Pocket Star Books, [1999]

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452 pages ; 18 cm
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When her ex-lover, a tabloid reporter, decides to write an expose about the unsolved 1936 murder of her grandmother, famed photojournalist Memphis Maynard returns to her West Virginia hometown to find out for herself about the crime, only to find herselfcoping with a small-town conspiracy and a long

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Booklist Review

Romance??? When photojournalist Memphis Maynard comes back to her childhood home in Yancey, West Virginia, she is not welcomed with open arms. She and her ex-lover, journalist Jake Bishop, are working separately, and as rivals, to uncover the mystery surrounding the murder of Memphis' grandmother, Sadie Maynard. But the townspeople aren't talking to either of them, wary of their town becoming the stuff of national headlines. They are especially protective of Cutter Tate, wealthy grandson of MacCauley Tate, who just happens to be the prime suspect in Sadie's murder case. Memphis works diligently to solve the case before Jake, but he keeps riling everybody up with his cockiness, making it difficult to pursue leads. Memphis tries hard to stay away from Jake and his conniving ways but finds it even harder to stay away from Cutter, a man she really should despise. This romantic mystery is full of plot twists and surprises and will delight readers who enjoy a good scare and plenty of action. --Alexandra Baker

Publisher's Weekly Review

Andersons newest (after Over the Moon) is a satisfying novel with strong romantic and mystery features. Respected photojournalist Memphis Maynard has returned to her childhood home in Yancey, W.Va., to determine for herself if the black man imprisoned for the murder of her grandmother Sadie, 60 years before, is guilty of the crimeor whether the actual murderer was Cutter Tates wealthy grandfather, Macauley. The people of Yancey shut out Memphis, especially after Jake, slimy media hound and father of her child, blows into town, looking to sensationalize the old murder storyand to get Memphis back. However, shes drawn to Cutter, and soon they both realize that theres a connection between them that neither can fight. The characterizations of Cutter and Memphis are expertly written; the progression of their relationship never takes a backseat to the unfolding mystery, although Memphiss responses to some of Cutters actions is sometimes stereotypical. Anderson weaves in secondary characters and subplotssome of which seem extraneousbut succeeds in aspects pulling all elements of the story together in the end. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

Photojournalist Memphis Maynard returns to her hometown in the West Virginia hills to dig up the facts about her grandmother's unsolved murder, but no one in the town is talking. Even the man she falls in love with, Cutter Tate, the grandson of one of the suspected murderers, is involved in this conspiracy of silence. Anderson has created an erotically suspenseful tale complete with a surprise villain, a gutsy heroine, and, of course, ghosts. Guaranteed to give you goosebumps!ÄJC, SM (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.