The House On Sprucewood Lane writing as Caroline Slate

The House On Sprucewood LaneFrom the outside, the McQuade family appeared to be a slice of suburban perfection in Westport, Connecticut -- a page-from-a-lifestyle-magazine existence for parents Melanie and Tom and their two gifted children. But Melanie's sister, documentary filmmaker Lex Cavanaugh, knows that nothing is as it appears; the truth of any picture lies in the eye of the beholder. So when her ten-year-old niece Calista, an Olympic-hopeful gymnast, has been found murdered, Lex comes to Westport and finds a family living out its worst nightmare.

Suspicion is cast upon all members of the McQuade household: Lex's obsessive, controlling sister; her TV-personality brother-in-law, and the intensely unhappy young Jared. As the homicide investigation unfolds, decades of hidden indiscretions, raw resentments, and buried truths come to the surface....Now it's up to Lex to unlock the secrets of the past -- the McQuades' and her own -- if there is any hope at all for their future. Simon & Schuster, 2002. A Literary Guild Selection.

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"In The Dark" is to woman-in-jeopardy thrillers as "The Silence of the Lambs" is to serial killer novels, and its my favourite mystry of the year so far. - Cleveland Plain Dealer