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Random House, Nov 24, 2009 - Fiction - 448 pages
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He was to be her future. But what of his past...?

When Holly Barrett meets Jack Dane, she falls rapidly and passionately in love for the first time in her life. Within six weeks they are married and Jack opens up a whole new world for Holly and her young daughter Katy, offering them a way out of the small-town Massachusetts existence in which they have become trapped.

But Holly knows very little about the enigmatic Englishman who has come into their lives so unexpectedly. Parts of his life story seem destined to remain forever shrouded in shadow yet, happier than she has ever been, Holly sees only interference and jealousy when her beloved grandfather, Henry, and best friend, Anna, tentatively start to raise questions about Jack's past

However, as the truth starts to emerge, it soon becomes frighteningly possible that everything that Holly has ever believed in could be a terrible lie. And that rather than marrying the man who will save her and Katy from their safe but small world, Holly may have brought a monster into all their lives...

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Oooohhh...and a surprising twist at the end!

User Review  - Lynn G., Fiction Expert - Borders

I read this book 6 months ago and still think about it! Particularly the issue surrounding rehabilitation and recidivism: is every person capable of successful rehabilitation and change, or are some ... Read full review

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User Review  - pdebolt - LibraryThing

I initially thought this might be an average chick lit book, but it developed into a fairly good suspense novel. However, I found it difficult to believe that any caring mother would not be alarmed at ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Brooke Morgan is an American living in London. Tainted is her first novel.

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