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Title:
Something wicked
Author:
Rowe, Jennifer.
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Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Ballantine Books, 1999.

©1998
Physical Description:
295 pages ; 18 cm
General Note:
"Featuring Tessa Vance"--P. [2] of cover.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780345427953
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Book

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On the rambling country manse of Haven, Senior Detective Tessa Vance hopes to find a little piece of heaven. But instead she finds herself immersed in hell. A famous pop star lies dead in a toolshed, presumably from a suicide. The three angelic sisters who occupy the secluded estate cannot recall the details from the night he died. But they appear to be hiding something. Did they commit cold-blooded murder? Or is the killer one of the bizarre characters who surround these ethereal beauties? With her partner Steve Hayden, Tessa is dragged into a homicide full of unusual, unseemly details--with terrifying consequences. The dark secrets of Haven must be exposed for Tessa to save this quiet mountain town . . . and herself.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

The quaint Australian mountain village of Oakdale is rocked by news of the apparent suicide of celebrity denizen Adam Quinn. Local police, aided by Sydney detectives Tessa Vance and Steve Hayden, converge on the misnamed, half-burned Haven Estate, which the washed-up rock star shared with his eccentric girlfriend, Rachel Brydie, and her three young daughters. Vance and Hayden soon uncover more than they bargained for when Fiona Klein, the girls' middle-aged temporary custodian, ends up at the bottom of a cliff. Denying involvement in the second untimely death, the seemingly simple-minded sisters recount horrific tales of abuse, ritualism and isolation at the hands of Adam and Rachel, stories largely supported by their offbeat neighbors and the gossip-mongering townsfolk. Rowe's (Suspect) cleverly drawn characters add to the unshakable creepiness that propels the story of the investigation to its surprising conclusion. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved