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Orchids and Stone
by Lisa Preston


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They're trying to take me. Help Help me, please.

Daphne Mayfield sought a moment of quiet in a park--a break from city life, a tense relationship, and chronic overwork--but then an elderly woman makes a desperate plea. Daphne is reluctant to get involved when she's not sure what's happening, but she wants to help the stranger.  Read more...


 
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Overview

They're trying to take me. Help Help me, please.

Daphne Mayfield sought a moment of quiet in a park--a break from city life, a tense relationship, and chronic overwork--but then an elderly woman makes a desperate plea. Daphne is reluctant to get involved when she's not sure what's happening, but she wants to help the stranger. Is the rambling old lady the victim of a crime or a victim of dementia?

As her unease grows, Daphne can't let go of the encounter. No matter what her boyfriend or her friends say. No matter what the retired homicide detective warns. Though she knows she's meddling in other people's lives, her instincts scream that the danger is real.

With each increasingly bold intervention, Daphne involves herself in someone else's crisis until she's in too deep to turn back. She's not just fighting for a stranger's life...she's fighting for her own.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781503952324
  • ISBN-10: 1503952320
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
  • Publish Date: April 2016
  • Page Count: 299
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Thrillers - Suspense
Books > Fiction > Psychological
Books > Fiction > Contemporary Women

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-02-15
  • Reviewer: Staff

Early in Preston’s mediocre first novel, roofer Daphne Mayfield, who has earned the respect of her colleagues, is sitting on a bench in a Seattle park when elderly Minerva Watts asks for her help. Minerva keeps insisting that the well-dressed woman who’s trying to maneuver her into a car isn’t her daughter and that she’s being kidnapped. Is Minerva suffering from Alzheimer’s, or is Daphne witnessing a crime? With scant information to tell the police, Daphne starts her own investigation. But her devoted boyfriend, her friends, and even the police don’t understand Daphne’s obsession with finding Minerva, nor will the reader. The suggestion that Daphne’s fixation stems from the emotions brought on by the 20th anniversary of the murder of her sister, Suzanne, and the 10th anniversary of her father’s suicide feels false. In addition, some may wonder why Daphne acts irrationally at each turn of her quest. Few surprises and the uninspired characters further mar the listless plot. Agent: Mark Gottlieb, Trident Media Group. (Apr.)

 
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