A Wrongful Death

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MIRA, Sep 1, 2007 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Who knew that being a Good Samaritan would lead Barbara Holloway to face her biggest challenge ever: being named prime suspect in a high-profile kidnapping?

The peace and quiet of Barbara's retreat on the Oregon coast is shattered when a terrified young boy calls to her as she walks along a deserted beach. Frantically he leads her to a cabin deep in the woods where his mother lies senseless and battered—clearly left for dead. Barbara runs for help, but by the time she returns with the police and medics both mother and son are gone.

The puzzle only deepens when, back in the city, Barbara learns that the boy she met is the grandson of a wealthy and prominent family— and that they have accused her of aiding and abetting his disappearance.

With the help of her father, Frank, Barbara delves into the mystery of the missing child, only to realize that the kidnapping is a ruse for a more sinister plan—a plan that pits the meaning of family against cold hard cash.

But the more she learns, the more questions she has, and troubling obstacles continue to thwart her every move—from the justice system that employs her, to the false identities of those around her. Yet none of these things compares to the shocking murder scene that awaits her.

 

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User Review  - Pmaurer - LibraryThing

Mystery regarding a woman, accused of abducting her son and hiding him from the husbands powerful family. Corporate secrets are stolen, another woman murdered in place of the heroine, big bucks at stake. Lots of interesting details to sort thro by Barbara Holloway and her father. Read full review

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User Review  - kysmom02 - LibraryThing

Great ending!! For the most part, this book flowed well. The beginning wasn't as page-turning as the middle and end, but it had enough of the plot set up that when things began to happen to Barbara ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter One
7
Chapter Two
17
Chapter Three
28
Chapter Four
39
Chapter Five
48
Chapter Six
55
Chapter Seven
64
Chapter Eight
73
Chapter Eighteen
183
Chapter Nineteen
193
Chapter Twenty
206
Chapter TwentyOne
218
Chapter TwentyTwo
232
Chapter TwentyThree
241
Chapter TwentyFour
252
Chapter TwentyFive
264

Chapter Nine
83
Chapter Ten
95
Chapter Eleven
107
Chapter Twelve
116
Chapter Thirteen
129
Chapter Fourteen
141
Chapter Fifteen
155
Chapter Sixteen
165
Chapter Seventeen
172
Chapter TwentySix
279
Chapter TwentySeven
291
Chapter TwentyEight
298
Chapter TwentyNine
307
Chapter Thirty
317
Chapter ThirtyOne
328
Chapter ThirtyTwo
340
Copyright Page
346
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