Synopses & Reviews
Keenly observed psychological detail and breathtaking suspense combine to make this Joy Fielding's best novel yet, sure to appeal to fans and win new readers for the bestselling author of See Jane Run and Don't Cry Now.
Family therapist Kate Sinclair repairs other people's troubled lives, all the while reveling in her stable marriage and handsome home. But there are demons in her past that will not stay buried forever, and the carefully constructed edifice of her life comes tumbling down when her half-sister JoLynn announces her plans to marry Colin Friendly, a man on trial for the brutal murders of thirteen Palm Beach women.
Kate soon finds herself embroiled in a desperate struggle to protect her family from Colin's increasingly sinister advances. To make matters worse, her aging mother is losing her tenuous grip on reality and her rebellious daughter Sara is falling under JoLynn's wayward influence--a development that would worry Kate in the best of times, but which in this case might well prove deadly. As the strain begins to tear Kate's marriage apart, into the fray comes the smooth-talking Robert, her high-school crush, who soon displays an unhealthy interest in the results of Colin Friendly's trial.
As Kate Sinclair slowly slips across the razor-thin line separating ordinary life from unspeakable terror she realizes that there is no one she can trust, nowhere she can run...and no way she can deny that she and her loved ones may be the next targets of a demented serial killer.
In the tradition of Mary Higgins Clark, bestselling author Joy Fielding spins a terrifying tale of psychological suspense in which one woman's seemingly perfect life shatters at the appearance of a deadly stranger.
Family therapist Kate Sinclair repairs other people's troubled lives, all the while reveling in her stable marriage and handsome home. But there are pieces of her past that are less than tidy, and the carefully constructed edifice of her life comes tumbling down when her half-sister JoLynn announces her plans to marry one Colin Friendly, on trial for the killings of thirteen women who've gone missing in the Palm Beach area.
As if this isn't enough, Kate's rebellious daughter Sara seems to be coming under JoLynn's influence, and her mother is swatting salesmen in sports shops with golf clubs and disappearing from the managed care home she lives in. Into the fray comes the smooth-talking Robert, Kate's high-school crush, now the owner of a string of radio stations that are covering Colin Friendly's trial.
To say that nothing will ever be the same again for Kate Sinclair or any other member of her family is to understate the case for this compulsively readable look at the razor-thin line that separates daily domesticity from throat-clenching horror.