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An acclaimed master of suspense creates a heroine you will never forget in this superbly chilling novel of a woman who begins a desperate undertaking that may transform her life--or end it.


Rae Newborn is a woman on the edge: on the edge of sanity, on the edge of tragedy, and now on the edge of the world. She has moved to an island at the far reaches of the continent to restore the house of an equally haunted figure, her mysterious great-uncle; but as her life begins to rebuild itself along with the house, his story starts to wrap around hers. Powerful forces are stirring, but Rae cannot see where her reality leaves off and his fate begins.

Fifty-two years old, Rae must battle the feelings that have long tormented her--panic, melancholy, and a skin-crawling sense of watchers behind the trees. Before she came here, she believed that most of the things she feared existed only in her mind. And who can say, as disturbing incidents multiply, if any of the watchers on Folly Island might be real? Is Rae paranoid, as her family and the police believe, or is the threat real? Is the island alive with promise--or with dangers?

With Folly, award-winning author LAURIE R. KING once again powerfully redefines psychological suspense on a sophisticated and harrowing new level, and proves why legions of readers and reviewers have named her a master of the genre.


Making its paperback debut is a bestselling, chilling tale of a woman who begins an ambitious and desperate undertaking which may transform her life . . . .or end it.

About the Author

With her debut, A Grave Talent, LAURIE R. KING became the first novelist since Patricia Cornwell to win prizes for Best First Crime Novel on both sides of the Atlantic. She is the bestselling author of four contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, five acclaimed Mary Russell mysteries, and the highly praised A Darker Place. She lives in northern California, where she is at work on the sixth Mary Russell novel.

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ommani, December 3, 2011 (view all comments by ommani)
I have been a fan of Laurie King since I first stumbled upon The Beekeeper's Apprentice (the first of her Sherlock Holmes mysteries). I have read just about everything she's written and feel that this is the best of her non-Holmes writings. It is psychologically very sophisticated with great character development. The Holmes stories are great page-turners and fun if you like Holmes, but the depth of plot and character development are nowhere near what this novel has to offer, in my opinion.
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Autumnseer, September 24, 2011 (view all comments by Autumnseer)
Laurie B. King writes in depth and wonderfully. Folly is about a woman grappling with depression and possible insanity who tries to build a home by herself on an inherited island called Folly. What ensures is great reading!
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King, Laurie R.
King, Laurie R.
New York
Mystery & Detective - General
Detective and mystery stories
Mystery fiction
San Juan County (Wash.)
San Juan County
Literature-A to Z
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Trade paper
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Publication Date:
May 2002
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9.20x6.10x.94 in. .92 lbs.

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