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by Andrew Coburn

Returning home to find their babysitter bludgeoned to death and their daughter gone, John and Merle Wright hunt for the killer's identity in order to learn of their child's fate and encounter the sinister presence of federal agents in charge of the investigation
Download Babysitter epub
ISBN: 0671658697
ISBN13: 978-0671658694
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Author: Andrew Coburn
Language: English
Publisher: Pocket (December 1, 1987)
ePUB size: 1777 kb
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Rating: 4.1
Votes: 316
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John and Merle Wright arrive home from a movie to find the babysitter brutally murdered, and their 16-month old daughter missing. The only clue is the babysitter. Paula Aherne. A student at the local college, well-liked by the Wrights and wonderful with the baby. The investigation uncovers everything Paula told the Wrights to be a lie. She wasn’t enrolled at the school. Her childhood stories are false. And her name isn’t Paula.

The police investigation is empty, and two unscrupulous feds manipulate it for their own ends. The Wrights take matters into their own hands and start an amateurish investigation. An investigation that leads them into Paula’s past, and a lineup of unsavory characters.

THE BABYSITTER is wholly original. Its setup is straight mystery—a murder, a kidnapping, a police investigation—but it unravels in unexpected ways. It is unsolvable by the reader and more suspense than mystery. The characters, excepting the Wrights, are secretive and frightening in a recognizable and common form. Everyone has a secret. It is nightmarishly real to a suburban audience in a bleak and satisfying manner.
I got this book because of the good review. I found it boring.