There Was an Old Woman by Hallie Ephron
A Novel of Suspense

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There Was An Old Woman by Hallie Ephron is a compelling novel of psychological suspense in which a young woman becomes entangled in a terrifying web of deception and madness involving an elderly neighbor.

When Evie Ferrante learns that her mother has been hospitalized, she finds her mother’s house in chaos. Sorting through her mother’s belongings, Evie discovers objects that don’t quite belong there, and begins to raise questions.

Evie renews a friendship with Mina, an elderly neighbor who might know more about her mother’s recent activities, but Mina is having her own set of problems: Her nephew Brian is trying to persuade her to move to a senior care community. As Evie investigates her mother’s actions, a darker story of deception and madness involving Mina emerges.

In There Was an Old Woman, award-winning mystery author Hallie Ephron delivers another work of domestic noir with truly unforgettable characters that will keep you riveted.

 

About Hallie Ephron

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Hallie Ephron is the award-winning author of Never Tell a Lie and Come and Find Me and the mystery reviewer for the Boston Globe. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts.
 
Published April 2, 2013 by William Morrow. 309 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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In this touching novel of suspense from Ephron (Come and Find Me), Evie Ferrante returns home to Brooklyn to care for her estranged alcoholic mother, Sandra. As Evie tries to make the house habitable—

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She has an appearance scheduled locally at the CAPA 10th Annual Writing Conference in May. (See event details below.) As the story opens, readers are introduced to Evie Ferrante, senior curator at the Five-Boroughs Historical Society, who is called home to look after her mother, Sandra, followi...

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Ginger, though, is neither ready nor willing to assume the brunt of the responsibilities --- a task she has repeatedly undertaken before --- and, as a result, Evie finds herself first at Sandra’s bedside and then back at the family home in the old neighborhood.

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The Boston Globe

In this novel, there are two hapless protagonists: Evie Ferrante, a curator at New York City’s Five-Boroughs Historical Society, and Mina Yetner, the elderly widow living next door to the house Evie and her sister, Ginger, grew up in.

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Boston.com

In this novel, there are two hapless protagonists: Evie Ferrante, a curator at New York City’s Five-Boroughs Historical Society, and Mina Yetner, the elderly widow living next door to the house Evie and her sister, Ginger, grew up in.

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