This one's a better than average murder mystery about Maggie Slade, who was arrested and convicted for murdering her mother when she was a teenager. What happens when Maggie finally decides to confront her past . . . and her mother's . . . makes for a great finale.
I'm newly arrived at this author's books, but I really like her style. Mystery, intrigue, romance, and a very quick-paced plot.
First Cresswell for me, but not the last. Fullfilling, rich story, with a suprising, sweet ending!
I enjoyed THE DAUGHTER very much. It deserves no less than 4 stars.
Maggie Slade is convicted, at 15 years old, of murdering her mother. Fifteen years later, she has escaped from prison and encounter Sean McLeod, a cop who had a hand in her conviction. Determined to prove her innocence, Maggie must prove the guilt of a very powerful man and she is not sure if Sean can be trusted to help her. Cresswell weaves a mesmerizing tale- this one was hard to put down. All the elements of a great romantic suspense novel are here. Recommended!
fifteen year old Maggie is convicted of her mother's murder. Maggie's guilty of many things. But not of that. Seven years later she escapes from prison. Maggie Slade's been on the run for seven years now. Seven years of dean end jobs. Seven years of never forming friendships, never falling in love. Seven years of living without a future because she's a woman with a past. And then she meets sean Mcleod. A cop. And they fall in love. Only two things can happen-he can turn Maggie in or she can escape again. Or they can learn to trust each other. And find a way to prove an Archbishop's guilt and Maggie's innocence!
Maggie Slade's been o n the run for seven years now. Seven years of dead-end jobs. Seven years of never forming friendships, never falling in love. And then she meets, Sean McLeod - a cop.
From the Publisher
Wrongly accused of her mother's murder when she was just 14 years old, Maggie spent six years in prison before escaping--to track down her mother's killer. Nine years later she is still a woman on the run--working in the office of the Catholic diocese--and now her search may have led her too close to the truth she has been seeking.
From The Critics
In 1982, teenage Maggie Slade was convicted of murdering her mother. After nine years in prison for a crime she didn't commit, she escaped and spent six years on the run searching for the real killer. Now she has the bad luck to encounter the policeman who found the murder weapona gun with her fingerprints. Sean McLeod is also running, from a failed marriage and a rapidly disintegrating career in law enforcement. Will he turn her in? Or will he help her pin down the guilty person? Cresswell (Desires & Deceptions) is arguably the star of Mira's large stable of writers; her woman-in-jeopardy plots are tightly woven with no loose ends. A powerful romance, combined with seat-of-the-pants tension and a surprising last-minute twist, make this fast-paced story another winner.
Signed by the author
A fascinating premise, but ends up shallow. Of course Cresswell can't stop from taking potshots at the Church, but there is a nice plot twist at the end.