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The Girl Next Door

The Girl Next Door

by Brad Parks

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 08/01/2013

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Reading his own newspaper's obituaries, veteran reporter Carter Ross comes across that of a woman named Nancy Marino, who was the victim of a hit-and-run while she was on the job delivering copies of that very paper, the Eagle-Examiner. Struck by the opportunity to write a heroic piece about an everyday woman killed too young, he heads to her wake to gather tributes and anecdotes. It's the last place Ross expects to find controversy--which is exactly what happens when one of Nancy's sisters convinces him that the accident might not have been accidental at all.

It turns out that the kind and generous Nancy may have made a few enemies, starting with her boss at the diner where she was a part-time waitress, and even including the publisher of the Eagle-Examiner. Carter's investigation of this seemingly simple story soon has him in big trouble with his full-time editor and sometime girlfriend, Tina Thompson, not to mention the rest of his bosses at the paper, but he can't let it go--the story is just too good, and it keeps getting better. But will his nose for trouble finally take him too far?

Brad Parks's smart-mouthed, quick-witted reporter returns in The Girl Next Door--another action-packed entry in his award-winning series, written with an unforgettable mix of humor and suspense.
ISBN:
9781250013408
9781250013408
Category:
Crime & Mystery
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
08-01-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
326
Dimensions (mm):
213x137x23mm
Weight:
0.43kg
Brad Parks

Brad Parks is the only author to have won the Shamus, Nero and Lefty awards, three of crime fiction's most prestigious prizes.

A former reporter with the Washington Post and the Star-Ledger (Newark), his two most recent novels are the stand-alone thrillers Say Nothing (2017) and Closer Than You Know (2018).

He lives in Virginia with his wife and two children.

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