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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Married to a Stranger by Patricia MacDonald {Audio}

Married to a Stranger by Patricia MacDonald
My Rating:  5 of 5 Stars

Title:  Married to a Stranger
Author:  Patricia MacDonald
Narrator:  Bernadette Dunne
Length:  Unabridged; 9 hours, 49 minutes
Publisher:  Books On Tape
Published:  July 11, 2006
Genres:  Fiction; Suspense
Subjects:  (Marriage/Extortion)
My Rating:  ✮✮✮

Patricia MacDonald, whose finely honed suspense novels have won her a worldwide audience of readers, delivers a stunning new novel inspired by the headline-making murder case of Laci Peterson, the chilling story of a young wife and mother-to-be who must confront the possibility that her husband is trying to kill her.
Twenty-six-year-old Emma Hollis has it all: a fortune she inherited from her father, a job she loves as a counselor at an adolescent crisis center, good friends, and a boyfriend who is crazy about her. Emma met sexy freelance journalist David Webster at a dinner party. Romantic, free-spirited, and a perfect lover, David sweeps Emma off her feet. Now a baby is on the way. Emma expects David to say goodbye, but David enjoys surprises.
At their beautiful, impromptu wedding at a historic inn, Emma and David promise to love and cherish each other for the rest of their lives. The only shadow over Emma's happiness is cast by her stepfather, who is furious that David failed to sign a prenuptial agreement. As the newlyweds set off for their honeymoon at an idyllic cabin in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, Emma has no idea that her life is about to turn into a wife's worst nightmare.
With keen psychological insight and a storytelling style that thrills and surprises, Patricia MacDonald explores the dark, violent impulses that compel people to betray the one person they supposedly love most. Gripping and emotionally powerful, Married to a Stranger evidences Patricia MacDonald writing at the height of her celebrated powers.

©2006 Patricia MacDonald; (P)2006 Books on Tape, Inc.

My Review:
I have to start out by saying that I am absolutely appalled at the current rating of 3.53 (on Goodreads) of this book, because I thought that it was such a good book!!!  This was my first read by Patricia MacDonald, but since finishing, I've already sought out other titles that I can pick up by her!

Bernadette Dunne is a fantastic narrator, and does this title all the justice in the world!  She has such an easy listening voice and keeps it an entertaining read.  She has the perfect reading tones and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her!  It was quite an easy, quick read/listen!

Patricia MacDonald did an awesome job writing this suspense novel and keeping the reader guessing the outcome throughout the whole book.  Throughout the whole book, I kept changing my mind as to what the outcome was going to be, only to find out after 6 or 7 guesses, I was still wrong!  This is exactly the kind of book that I love!!  The plot was well thought out and concise with a nice ending. The characters, although cliche, were good characters to read about!

Overall, I am so happy that someone steered me toward Married to a Stranger and the writing of Patricia MacDonald, because I found a new author to watch out for, and found a book that satisfied all of my mystery and suspense needs!!

Would I Recommend This Book?
I would, Yes!!  I loved it!

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