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Title:
Cast into doubt
Author:
MacDonald, Patricia J.
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Edition:
First world edition.
Publication Information:
Sutton, Surrey, England : Severn House, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
231 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780727869586
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A gripping novel of domestic suspense - Shelby Sloan, a successful Philadelphia businesswoman in her early forties, has one child, a daughter whom she raised on her own. nbsp;She gives her daughter, Chloe, and son-in-law, Rob, a Caribbean cruise as a gift, while she takes the opportunity to mind her four-year-old grandson. But life becomes a nightmare when Rob calls to tell her that Chloe has disappeared overboard. The police decide it was an accident, but Shelby refuses to accept the official verdict . . .


Author Notes

Patricia MacDonald's books are popular in America and France. Her novels include Suspicious Origin, Stranger in the House, Not Guilty, and The Unforgiven.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

When Philadelphia department store buyer Shelby Sloan learns that her daughter, Chloe, is missing from her cruise ship while on vacation, presumed to have gone overboard while drunk, Shelby doesn't buy it. Her daughter doesn't drink, for one thing. Shelby starts her own investigation into her daughter's life, ultimately learning that Chloe kept secrets from her. Taking an extended leave from work, she moves into Chloe's house to comfort her young grandson. She then follows Chloe's secret life while suspecting her son-in-law, Rob, of being involved in her death. Complicating matters, Shelby must deal with a new boss and the possible loss of her job, her mother's deteriorating health due to alcoholism, and Rob's increasingly belligerent attitude toward her living in his house. Fast pacing and numerous plot twists enhance a compelling portrait of a single mother driven to find out what happened to her daughter.--O'Brien, Sue Copyright 2010 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

MacDonald (From Cradle to Grave) offers a fresh, suspenseful spin on the vacation gone bad crime tale. Shelby Sloan, a well-to-do Philadelphia working woman, gives her daughter, Chloe Kenricks, and Chloe's husband, Rob, a Christmas treat-a Caribbean cruise to make up for the honeymoon the couple never had. Shelby even offers to care for their four-year-old son, Jeremy, while they're gone. Then Shelby receives a disturbing call from Rob, who tells her Chloe has fallen overboard and is missing off St. Thomas. Apparently, Chloe had been drinking. Shelby, unwilling to accept that Chloe had a drinking problem like Estelle Winter, Shelby's dying alcoholic mother, is sure that her daughter met with foul play. Shelby has further cause for alarm when Bud Ridley, a fellow Philly resident who saw Chloe the fateful night, kills himself after she questions him. The author nimbly reveals links to other murders-and to someone desperate to keep a secret. Fans of early Mary Higgins Clark will be rewarded. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

The latest page-turner from MacDonald (Suspicious Origin; From Cradle to Grave) features Shelby Sloan, who raised a daughter on her own and after many difficult years now enjoys a successful career and spending time with her grandson. She purchases a Caribbean cruise as a gift for her daughter, Chloe, and her son-in-law, Rob, offering to babysit Jeremy while they're away. When Rob calls to tell Shelby that Chloe has disappeared from the ship, the nightmare is only beginning. Unable to accept that her daughter might be dead, Shelby keeps digging for the truth and uncovers a number of unhappy secrets that someone would prefer to keep safely hidden. VERDICT MacDonald's tale of domestic suspense will keep readers guessing and is sure to appeal to fans of Mary Higgins Clark and Joy Fielding.-Beth Blakesley, Washington State Univ. Libs., Pullman (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.