To Die For

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iUniverse, Feb 1, 2003 - Fiction - 258 pages
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When her husband is shot dead by her teenage boyfriend, would-be television journalist Suzanne Maretto steps into the role of grieving widow with a brilliant performance. But few suspect her dark side. This chilling novel of ambition and sexual obsession goes behind the mask of an apple-pie beauty to probe the sinister manipulations of a mesmerizing femme fatale.
 

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TO DIE FOR

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Perky, aspiring newscaster Suzanne Maretto persuades her teenaged lover and his buddy to kill her straight-arrow husband; just deserts follow for all. Suzanne, who thinks that ``if people could just ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
8
Section 3
32
Section 4
44
Section 5
52
Section 6
53
Section 7
56
Section 8
75
Section 21
164
Section 22
167
Section 23
169
Section 24
172
Section 25
183
Section 26
187
Section 27
189
Section 28
191

Section 9
79
Section 10
86
Section 11
91
Section 12
97
Section 13
106
Section 14
110
Section 15
114
Section 16
134
Section 17
137
Section 18
145
Section 19
155
Section 20
157
Section 29
197
Section 30
199
Section 31
203
Section 32
209
Section 33
211
Section 34
214
Section 35
220
Section 36
223
Section 37
224
Section 38
237
Section 39
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About the author (2003)

Joyce Maynard was born on November 5, 1953. She first came to national attention in 1973 with the publication of her New York Times cover story An Eighteen-Year-Old Looks Back on Life, which she wrote while a freshman at Yale University. Since then, she has been a reporter and columnist for The New York Times, a syndicated newspaper columnist, and a regular contributor to NPR. Her writing have also been published in numerous magazines including O, The Oprah Magazine; Newsweek; The New York Times Magazine; Forbes; Salon; San Francisco Magazine; and USA Weekly. She has written both fiction and nonfiction works including The Usual Rules, The Cloud Chamber, Internal Combustion, Labor Day, and her memoirs Looking Back and At Home in the World. Her novel To Die For was adapted into a movie starring Nicole Kidman, Matt Dillon and Joaquin Phoenix.

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