Hot on the heels of People magazine's beach Book of the Week The Trophy Wife, Diana Diamond combines high-stakes politics and sex in this suspense novel of a mysterious babysitter and her devastating effect on one supposedly happy family. How far will one man and his wife go to protect their privileged lives? Gordon Acton is a well-heeled Congressional candidate and hopes to attract votes by hiring a young minority woman as a babysitter for their children during their summer on Cape Tod. Theresa Santiago is wise beyond her years as well as alluringly attractive. But is she the answer to the Actons' domestic woes and political aspirations, or a threat to everything they hold dear? After a drunken tryst with Theresa, Gordon finds himself scrambling to protect his reputation. And his wife Ellie is accused of plagiarism on her dissertation and worse. Blackmailed and desperate, the Actons work out a deadly plan which backfires horribly in a conclusion as shocking as it is gripping.
Used availability for Diana Diamond's The Babysitter
November 2001 : USA Hardback
September 2001 : UK Hardback
June 2001 : USA Hardback
August 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback
April 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition