There Was an Old Woman: A Novel of Suspense

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HarperCollins, Apr 2, 2013 - Fiction - 304 pages
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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 mother’s house in chaos. Sorting through her mother’s belongings, Evie discovers objects that don’t quite belong there, and begins to raise questions.

Evie renews a friendship with Mina, an elderly neighbor who might know more about her mother’s 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 mother’s 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  - Garrett - Goodreads

I chose this as the book club selection for our group. I based my decision off of a review by Orson Scott Card, because I find that we have similar tastes. While my book club had problems with it (as ... Read full review

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User Review  - Diane Fanning - Goodreads

I must admit that when I first started reading this book, I was not sure if I would like it. I found the writing interesting enough that I kept turning pages. I am so glad I did. I really, really ... 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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