The Babysitter

The Babysitter

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Baker & Taylor
When a well-respected Congressional candidate, Gordon Acton has a drunken tryst with the attractive, young minority woman he hires as a babysitter during their summer on Cape Cod, and his wife Ellie is accused of plagiarism on her dissertation, the couple works out a deadly plan that backfires horribly on them. 20,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
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 concern for the underprivileged. In a bold move he hires a young woman from a poor background to babysit the children at the Actons' summer home in Cape Cod.
The babysitter, Teresa Santiago, appears wise beyond her years: she's alluringly attractive and self-assured. But is she the answer to Gordon and Ellie's domestic needs and political aspirations, or a threat to everything they hold dear? After a drunken tryst with Teresa, Gordon finds himself in hot water, scrambling to protect his reputation. And Ellie, who is writing her dissertation, receives letters accusing her of plagiarism and worse. Desperate, Gordon and Ellie work out a deadly plan that leads to a conclusion as shocking as it is gripping.

& Taylor

When Congressional candidate Gordon Acton has a tryst with the young minority woman he hires for the summer as a babysitter, and his wife Ellie is accused of plagiarism on her dissertation, the couple works out a deadly plan.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2001
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312280475
Branch Call Number: Fiction DIAMOND D
Characteristics: 313 pages ; 24 cm


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Apr 26, 2018

I would recommend this book to everyone that likely a really good mystery. There is so much a teenager can do in like and she is living it to the fullest. Meets a loving couple, comes a companion to their 2 children and find her way into all of there lives. Along with the mystery is romance, fun times at the beach, dinners out You will not be able to put this book down. Will keep you up at night until the bitter end. A real surprise!!

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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