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Valerie Rowe ist in keiner beneidenswerten Lage. Sie muss nicht nur der Tatsache ins Auge blicken, dass ihr Mann Evan sie wegen einer jüngeren Frau verlassen will. Eine Verkettung von Umständen führt auch noch dazu, dass sich Valerie plötzlich mit ihrer pubertierenden Tochter und ihrer verhassten Rivalin gemeinsam in einem entlegenen Luxushotel in den Bergen wiederfindet. Doch die Schönheit der Natur ist trügerisch, denn in der Weite der Wälder hat sich kurz vorher eine grausame Mordserie ereignet – und Valerie ahnt nicht, dass sie sich geradewegs auf einen mörderischen Abgrund zu bewegt ...

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Praise for Someone Is Watching
 
“Someone Is Watching gripped me from the first to the very last page. Bailey Carpenter is a heroine who’s both victim and warrior woman, a fascinating sleuth who will linger with you long after you’ve finished this thrilling read.”—Tess Gerritsen

“Joy Fielding has long been a go-to author for me. She never fails to deliver an edge-of-your-seat read, and with her patented blend of complex characters and escalating suspense she is in top form here. I highly recommend Someone Is Watching.”—Karen Robards

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Publisher
Goldmann Verlag
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Published on
Aug 13, 2012
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9783641080464
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Language
German
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Thrillers / General
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