The Other Daughter

The Other Daughter

Book - 2012
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What you don't know can kill you. In Texas a serial killer is executed, taking to his grave the identity of his only child. In Boston a nine-year-old girl is abandoned in a hospital, then adopted by a wealthy young couple. Twenty years later, Melanie Stokes still considers herself lucky. Until...Melanie had lost all memory of her life before the adoption, and now someone wants to give it back. Even if it includes the darkest nightmare the Stokes family ever faced: the murder of their first daughter in Texas. As Melanie pursues every lead, chases every shadow in the search for her real identity, two seemingly unrelated events from twenty years ago will come together in a dangerous explosion of truth. And with her very life at stake, Melanie will fear that the family she loves the most may be the people she should trust the least...
Publisher: London : 2012. Headline,
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ISBN: 9780755396511
Branch Call Number: AF GARD


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Jun 19, 2018

I didn't read...…..the book is falling apart. It should be removed from the library shelves.

May 26, 2018

I really enjoyed this one. It was a bit different from other Gardner books I've read - for example, this was the first time she incorporated any romance (though it still wasn't the primary focus of the book). Character and plot development were both excellent as usual. She really does know how to build suspense and incorporate twists that feel earned (though I did see at least one coming this time). Highly recommend.

Jan 27, 2015

A 28-year-old woman who has never had a job, and cannot remember anything before she was 8 and adopted into a family of selfish, spoiled, dysfunctional brats. Some of the characters are interesting, but the book is a little heavy handed in the "greed is bad" theme. The mystery is why the characters cannot figure it out, and why the author takes us down so many wrong turns after she has let us know who done it. It is on my worth reading list only because it was entertaining if not engaging.

Jul 29, 2014

Intriguing and well paced. Keeps one guessing.

Dec 08, 2013

I loved it. The pace, the setting, the ways all the mysteries revealed themselves. This book was definitely a page turner.

Nov 11, 2012

A good story.

LaimaA Jul 24, 2012

A pretty great Lisa Gardner. The mysteries were very compelling and the characters were intriguing.

May 21, 2010

Complex story and a darn good read!

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