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The Photographer by Mary Dixie Carter

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Book Summary

Mary Dixie Carter’s The Photographer is a slyly observed, suspenseful story of envy and obsession, told in the mesmerizing, irresistible voice of a character who will make you doubt that seeing is ever believing.


As a photographer, Delta Dawn observes the seemingly perfect lives of New York City’s elite: snapping photos of their children’s birthday parties, transforming images of stiff hugs and tearstained faces into visions of pure joy, and creating moments these parents long for.


But when Delta is hired for Natalie Straub’s eleventh birthday, she finds herself wishing she wasn’t behind the lens but a part of the scene—in the Straub family’s gorgeous home and elegant life.


That’s when Delta puts her plan in place, by babysitting for Natalie; befriending her mother, Amelia; finding chances to listen to her father, Fritz. Soon she’s bathing in the master bathtub, drinking their expensive wine, and eyeing the beautifully finished garden apartment in their townhouse. It seems she can never get close enough, until she discovers that photos aren’t all she can manipulate.

Condition: New

Hardcover, Published May 25, 2021 by St. Martin’s Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781250790347


1 review for The Photographer by Mary Dixie Carter

  1. KC

    I did this one as a read listen combo, I wish I could say this one did not disappoint, but it wasn’t for me. I usually like books that center on crazy characters but Delta Dawn, the lead character, annoyed me too much, and she made me really uncomfortable with some of her comments directed towards other women’s appearances.

    I know a lot of people enjoyed this one and it did make for a fun buddy read. It just left me wanting more. It started off strong for me, but then fizzled out and never picked back up. Despite not loving this, I would still check out more from this author in the future.

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