The Playdate

The Playdate

A Novel

Book - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
Single mother Callie returns to work, asking her friend and neighbor to take care of her frail daughter Rae, which sets in motion a chain of events that reveals the isolation, turmoil, and dark secrets behind the doors of a seemingly peaceful neighborhood.

Baker
& Taylor

Taking steps to rediscover her old confidence, single mother Callie returns work, asking her friend and neighbor to take care of her frail daughter Rae, which sets in motion a chain of events that reveals the isolation, turmoil and dark secrets behind the doors of a seemingly peaceful neighborhood. Original. 75,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
You leave your kids with a friend down the street. Everyone does it. Until the day it goes wrong.

TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED. . . .

In a quiet London suburb, a group of mothers relies on each other for friendship, favors, and gossip. But some of them shouldn’t be trusted, and others have dark secrets.

When Callie moved into her new neighborhood, she thought it would be easy to fit in. The other parents have been strangely hostile, though, and her frail daughter Rae is finding it impossible to make friends. Suzy, with her rich husband and her three energetic children, has been the only one to reach out, although their friendship has recently felt inexplicably strained. Now the police have suggested that someone dangerous may be living in their neighborhood, and the atmosphere feels even more toxic. Then there’s the matter of Callie’s ex-husband, and the shocking truth behind their divorce . . . a truth that she would do anything to hide.

Publisher: New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books Paperback, c2012
Edition: 1st Emily Bestler BooksAtria paperback ed
ISBN: 9781451656671
145165667X
Branch Call Number: Fiction Mil
Characteristics: 383 p. ; 22 cm

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susan3946
Mar 13, 2015

A completely surprising read.
Millar characterizes a group of acquaintances, clearly products of their time and place.

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cheadlebeagle
Oct 09, 2012

I thought this was an engrossing story with a twist at the end. I really enjoyed it and could not put it down. It is an easy read but quite compelling. Look forward to more from this author.

lisa1616 Sep 06, 2012

I thought it was very suspenseful with a twist near the end that I never saw coming! An easy read but a good story nonetheless!

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dcafk
Aug 15, 2012

Don't bother.

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booktigger
Jun 04, 2012

A great psychological thriller that was hard to put down.

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