The Photographer: A Novel

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Told from the point of view of a narcissistic protagonist, The Photographer will leave its readers’ jaws dropped. Delta Dawn is a professional photographer who mainly takes photos at children’s birthday parties. She is hired by the Straub family, Amelia and Fritz, for their daughter Natalie’s birthday party. Delta becomes overwhelmingly obsessed with the family and soon wiggles her way into every part of their lives. She volunteers to babysit Natalie, to housesit, to take home photographs for free, and to top it all off, she decides she wants to become a surrogate mother to the child they want but cannot have.

This story makes it so easy to become a voyeur into the lives of this family. Delta is such a psycho, but in a sad way, she is just a person who has lost her own path in life. From her dysfunctional upbringing as the daughter of Disney World janitors to her inability to tell the truth, Delta is truly a piece of work. I really enjoyed this book because I could never tell if Delta was telling the truth or not. It was startling, yet interesting, to see the way she was able to manipulate everyone around her to get what she wanted. A great book for fans of books full of suspense and voyeurism.

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Author Mary Dixie Carter
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Publish Date 25-May-2021
ISBN 9781250790330 Buy this Book
Issue July 2021
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller