There Was an Old Woman: A Novel of Suspense

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HarperCollins, Apr 2, 2013 - Fiction - 304 pages
19 Reviews

There Was An Old Woman by Hallie Ephron is a compelling novel of psychological suspense in which a young woman becomes entangled in a terrifying web of deception and madness involving an elderly neighbor.

When Evie Ferrante learns that her mother has been hospitalized, she finds her motherís house in chaos. Sorting through her motherís belongings, Evie discovers objects that donít quite belong there, and begins to raise questions.

Evie renews a friendship with Mina, an elderly neighbor who might know more about her motherís recent activities, but Mina is having her own set of problems: Her nephew Brian is trying to persuade her to move to a senior care community. As Evie investigates her motherís actions, a darker story of deception and madness involving Mina emerges.

In There Was an Old Woman, award-winning mystery author Hallie Ephron delivers another work of domestic noir with truly unforgettable characters that will keep you riveted.

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User Review  - Darlene Jones - Goodreads

So well written, "real" characters a reader can care about, an intriguing plot, and a feisty old lady - what more could a reader ask for? One of the things I liked best about this story is that the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Connie - Goodreads

Well conceived. Well written. Well paced. I love a book that can take a very human experience and breed elements of suspense into it. A harried professional is suddenly called upon to care for her ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

An award-winning mystery reviewer, Hallie Ephron is the author of Never Tell a Lie (a Mary Higgins Clark Award finalist that was also made into the Lifetime Movie Network film And Baby Will Fall) and the Edgar- and Anthony Award-nominated Writing and Selling Your Mystery. Ephron lives near Boston.

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