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Fathers and daughters
Fraser, Anthea.
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Publication Information:
Sutton : Severn House, 2002.
Physical Description:
248 pages ; 23 cm
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X Adult Fiction Mystery/Suspense

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Fay Marlow's glamorous husband abandoned her and her baby daughter in 1973. Although married again, Fay can never forget her first love, so when Jeremy returns out of the blue twenty years later, Fay's daughters and sister have good reason to feel uneasy.

Author Notes

Anthea Fraser's mother was a published novelist who encouraged her to write. She didn't start writing seriously until after she was married and took a course with the London School of Journalism. Before she had completed the class she had published short stories in the UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, and South Africa, Her first major success was "Laura Possessed". She has since published forty-seven novels covering the supernatural, romantic suspense, and crime. She has sixteen novels in the DCI David Webb series and ten in the Rona Parish series (the latest being "Retribution" (2017).

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Of the two Marlow sisters, Fay was the pretty, popular one, the apple of her father's eye. Ellie was the quiet, dependable one. At 19, Fay met and married Olympic athlete Jeremy Page. Less than a year later, he walked out, leaving Fay with a new baby and a shattered heart. Ellie, of course, picked up the pieces. Soon after, Fay announced that she would marry Patrick Nelson, despite the fact that Ellie had secretly loved Patrick for years. This time, Fay's husband stuck around for 20 years before deserting Fay and her four daughters. Coincidentally--and suspiciously--he left at almost exactly the same time that Jeremy's body was found in a dumpster. Switching between past and present, this is a story about families--especially the relationships between fathers and daughters and between siblings--with elements of generational saga and murder mystery thrown in for good measure. With echoes of Rosamund Pilcher's slice-of-life romances, keen psychological insights reminiscent of Ruth Rendell, and an intriguing cast of diverse characters, Fraser's latest is a charming and engaging genre bender. --Emily Melton