Married to A Stranger

Married to A Stranger

A Novel

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
Anticipating a happy life at the beginning of her marriage, pregnant crisis counselor Emma Webster becomes terrified when her husband disappears just before she is nearly killed by an axe-wielding assailant, a situation that worsens when authorities tell her they believe her husband is her attacker. By the author of The Girl Next Door. 25,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
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.

Baker
& Taylor

Anticipating a happy life at the beginning of her marriage, pregnant crisis counselor Emma Webster becomes terrified when her husband disappears just before she is nearly killed by an axe-wielding assailant.

Simon and Schuster
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.

Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2006
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9780743269551
0743269551
Characteristics: ix, 286 p. ; 24 cm

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mahallett
Oct 11, 2013

****
the ending was a surprise to me. VERRY annoying husband.
ending a little confusing. how was it supposed to turn out for the killer?
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picturistic
Jul 20, 2012

Good read and plot.

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