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Playing Dead

Playing Dead

A Novel of Suspense

eBook - 2012
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"Tommie McCloud's life is alread in turmoil. Her mother has dementia and her father has just died, leaving Tommie a multi-million dollar energy business in Texas. When a letter arrives from Adriana Marchetti, it explodes a bomb in Tommie's life that she never could have anticipated. The letter claims that Adriana Marchetti's baby was kidnapped thirty-one years earlier, and that this baby grew up to become Tommie McCloud. The investigation starts when Tommie discovers that her social security number doesn't add up--it claims that she was born in Chicago. It deepens when Tommie is approached by a man who claims to be a reporter but is actually an FBI agent, and when Tommie discovers that he is there to protect her from the man whom the letter claims is her father--violent mobster Anthony Marchetti--imprisoned for thirty years and now up for parole. She cannot trust anyone. Seeking her identity will take Tommie to the edge of reason and into the murky past of the people she's called family her entire life. Getting to the bottom of her identity will uncover explosive secrets and the darkest of crimes, and Tommie's biggest challenge may be not only to discover who she really is, but to survive"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, c2012.
ISBN: 9780345527028
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Dec 10, 2016

I read it after Black Eyed Susans and felt like it was taking a step back. It's her debut novel, so understandable. But some character motivations felt really forced.

Nov 05, 2012

Intriguing, and at times...if I bit my nails, I would have. Well done.

ehbooklover Jul 29, 2012

A riveting family mystery with lots of twists and turns. The settings are vivid and descriptive and the characters are flawed and likeable despite being slightly formulaic. I couldn't put this one down.

Jul 03, 2012

Excellent debut novel... Suspenseful, funny with a great story too...Love it.

Jun 20, 2012

Moves right along, but like a Lifetime movie.


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