Secret Admirer Author:Patricia MacDonald Laura Reed feels safe and happy in Cape Christian, a little jewel of Victorian architecture and quiet streets on New Jersey's southern tip. The children's books she writes are earning her modest fame; her husband Jimmy's art gallery is flourishing; and Cape Christian is the right kind of small town in which to raise their little boy, Michael. Sh... more »e never dreams that this New Year's Eve her nearly perfect life will end. That a man in a ski mask will break into her house, knock her out, and shoot her husband dead. That it will be nearly one hour before she revives and calls 911. That those missing minutes before her call will convince the police that she committed the crime. Although there is too little evidence to arrest her, Laura feels the eyes of the entire community - including her in-laws' - accusing her. Even her lawyer, Jimmy's business partner, doesn't seem to believe her. Her only ally is Gary, a young wheelchair-bound painter. His faithful devotion and the bouquets he sends brighten Laura's days. Then Ian Turner docks his sailboat in Cape Christian, and a chance meeting brings him into Laura's life. His marriage, too, has ended in tragedy, and he not only believes Laura, but falls in love with her. For the first time since Jimmy's murder, Laura dares to feel alive. Until she begins to sense that danger is near.« less
Very good story about a woman who is accused of hiring a hit man to kill her husband. A friend from childhood appears suddenly and a romance begining. Could he be the killer? Maybe, maybe not. Could be her husband best friend who is sending her flowers every day or her Father in law. See if you can figure this one out before the end of the book.
This is the second Patricia MacDonald book I have read and I enjoyed it just as much, if not more than the first. I could not put this book down. I was determined not to close it until I devoured the very last page. The story is about a women whose husband is murdered. The police think she is the killer but do not have the evidence to arrest her. Throughout the story you meet a plethora of shady characters, each one convincing you that he/she is the actual killer. You do not know for sure until the very end. I highly recommend it.
One night, Laura Reed's husband is brutally murdered. The police don't have enought evidence to arrest her, yet they think she committed the crime. And so does almost everyone else she knows, exept for the one man who staunchly believes in her.