The BabysitterBook - 2001
How far will one man and his wife go to protect their privileged lives?Gordon Acton is a wealthy congressional candidate with a successful business and a beautiful family.Voters admire his seemingly idyllic life, and he hopes they will be even more impressed by his desire to help underprivileged workers by hiring a young woman from a poor background as a babysitter for the children at the Acton summer home in Cape Cod.Not only is Teresa Santiago wise beyond her years, she's alluringly attractive and self-assured.But is she the answer to Gordon and Ellie's domestic woes and political aspirations, or a threat to everything they hold dear?After a drunken tryst with Teresa, Gordon finds himself in hot water, scrambling protect his reputation.And Ellie, writing her dissertation, finds herself the recipient of letters accusing her of plagiarism and worse.Blackmailed and desperate, Gordon and Ellie work out a deadly plan, which backfires horribly in a conclusion as shocking as it is gripping.AUTHORBIO: Diana Diamond, author of THE TROPHY WIFE, is the pseudonym of a critically acclaimed mystery and thriller writer.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 313 p. ; 25 cm