The Babysitter

The Babysitter

Book - 2001
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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. --
ISBN: 9780312280475
0312280475
Branch Call Number: FIC Diamo 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 313 p

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KarenW
Aug 26, 2002

A power couple that has everything but wants more, decides to bring an underpriviliged young woman into their home to be a mother''s helper. It doesn''t take her long to seduce the husband and compromise the wife''s research. To their horror she suddenly announces that she needs tuition for Yale! They must take action. A plan for murder comes forth, but who is really at fault?

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