Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Blog Tour: There Was an Old Woman


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.
Genre: Mystery
Published by: William Morrow
Publication Date: April 2, 2013
Number of Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780062117601

My Thoughts:
There Was an Old Woman is amazing. I pretty much finished it in less than a day, which is a new record for me! Mina is a spunky old gal with a sharp wit and an even sharper tongue! I liked that even though she was in her 90's she took no crap from anyone. My kind of lady! Her back story was pretty interesting too. So much history!

Evie's story is just as intriguing! Her life at first seems all sunshine and roses, but she has lots of past issues that she is trying to avoid. Her mother is among those issues. A drunk, mean woman that has driven her daughter away.

A crisis brings Evie and Mina together. Thus the story begins.

There Was an Old Woman is an tightly written suspense novel. I seriously was guessing right up to the end, and I'm still actually reeling! The pacing is darn near perfect! Definitely not a dull moment in this book! The characters are well done, the plot is gloriously nerve wracking, and's just splendid!

me reading this book

Tour Stops:

April 1 Review by Kelly @ Kelly's Lucky You
April 2 Review by Heather @ SavingFor6
April 3 Review by Nicole @ bless their hearts mom
April 4 Review by Kriss @ Cabin Goddess
April 5 Review by Mary @ Mary's Cup of Tea
April 8 Review by Kathleen @ Jersey Girl Book Reviews
April 9 Review by Teena @ Teena in Toronto
April 10 Review by Melissa @ Must Read Faster
April 11 Review by Vicky @ Deal Sharing Aunt
April 13 Showcase @ HottBooks
April 15 Review by Kristin @ Kritters Ramblings
April 16 Review by Melina @ Melina's Book Blog
April 17 Review by Frishawn @ WTF Are You Reading?
April 18 Review by Sandie @ Booksie’s Blog
April 19 Showcase @ Omnimystery
April 20 Review by Tammy @ The Self Taught Cook
April 21 Review by Linda @ Bookvisions
April 23 Review by Kathleen @ Celticlady's Reviews
April 24 Showcase @ CMash Reads
April 25 Review by @ Views from the Countryside
April 26 Review by Mason @ Thoughts in Progress
April 30 Review by Amy @ The Crafty Book Nerd
April 30 Review by Fenny @ HotchpotchBlog

Author Bio:

An award-winning mystery reviewer, Hallie Ephron is the author of Never Tell a Lie (a Mary Higgins Clark Award finalist that was also made into the Lifetime Movie Network film And Baby Will Fall) and the Edgar- and Anthony Award-nominated Writing and Selling Your Mystery.
Ephron lives near Boston.

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Thank you to Harper Collins, Hallie Ephron and Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for generously offering this book to me for review.
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