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Title:
Swimming in the shadows
Author:
Janes, Diane, author.
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Publication Information:
Sutton : Severn House, 2014.
Physical Description:
249 pages ; 23 cm
Summary:
Susan McCarthy is a health centre manager in the Yorkshire Dales, engaged to be married to geography teacher Rob Dugdale. Her life couldn't be happier. Except Susan McCarthy isn't Susan McCarthy at all, but Jennifer Reynolds, a young woman who has succeeded in escaping a deeply unhappy past.Then a TV programme is broadcast examining the mystery of three women who disappeared without trace, one of them being Jennifer Reynolds. The following day, a local teenage girl is found dead, and the town becomes the centre of a major murder enquiry. With her fiancé Rob under suspicion, and terrified she'll be recognised as a result of the increasing national press coverage, Jennifer fears that the idyllic new life she has worked so hard to achieve is about to be destroyed. When more bodies are unearthed, Jennifer realizes that in order to discover the truth she will have to revisit her troubled past - and put herself in grave danger in the process.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780727884312
Format :
Book

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A young woman's past is about to catch up with her in this gripping tale of suspense

Susan McCarthy is a health centre manager in the Yorkshire Dales, engaged to be married to geography teacher Rob Dugdale. Her life couldn't be happier. Except Susan McCarthy isn't Susan McCarthy at all, but Jennifer Reynolds, a young woman who has succeeded in escaping a deeply unhappy past.

Then a TV programme is broadcast examining the mystery of three women who disappeared without trace, one of them being Jennifer Reynolds. The following day, a local teenage girl is found dead, and the town becomes the centre of a major murder enquiry. With her fianc#65533; Rob under suspicion, and terrified she'll be recognised from the increasing national press coverage, Jennifer fears that the idyllic new life she has worked so hard to achieve is about to be destroyed.

When more bodies are unearthed, Jennifer realizes that in order to discover the truth she will have to revisit her troubled past - and put herself in grave danger in the process.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Jennifer had an unhappy childhood, with a cold, distant father and a mother who cared more about what the neighbors thought than she did about her daughter. So when Jennifer meets antiques dealer Allen Reynolds, she falls hard. He's clever and worldly, with a nice home, money, and time to spend with Jennifer. But eventually Jennifer realizes he's controlling and even cruel. She flees, assuming the identity of a long-dead school friend, Susan McCarthy, and eventually ending up in Yorkshire, where she makes a new life for herself, with a loving boyfriend and a good job. Then a television program on missing persons features the cold case of Jennifer Reynolds, whose disappearance has never been solved. Terrified she'll be discovered, Jennifer is on tenterhooks. Then a woman's body is found, the police believe it's Jennifer, and suspicion immediately falls on Allen Reynolds. Sure her husband is innocent, Jennifer decides to meet him and declare to the police that she's alive and well. But what happens next changes everything. Spooky, twisting, and strange, this suspenseful mystery is guaranteed to keep readers glued to their seats.--Melton, Emily Copyright 2014 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Jennifer Reynolds, the heroine of this intricately plotted romantic suspense novel from British author Janes (The Pull of the Moon), escapes an unhappy marriage and humdrum existence by setting up a new identity and relocating to Lasthwaite, a quiet town in the Yorkshire Dales. Years later, she is managing a health center and is eagerly anticipating her wedding to a local teacher, Rob Dugdale, who knows nothing of her past. When a TV documentary airs about three women who went missing and were never found again, including herself, she fears that she'll be exposed by the media coverage. The murder of a 15-year-old girl, who was on her way home from the school where Rob teaches, focuses further attention on Lasthwaite, adding to her worries. After a second body appears, Jennifer must decide whether to try to preserve her new life or reveal her true identity and risk losing everything she has successfully built. The action builds to a chilling yet satisfying ending. (Dec.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.