He steals little boys and kills them, thriving on the mothers' anguish. He is the Chocolate Man, a methodical serial killer who has already abducted seven children. But with number eight the Chocolate Man makes a terrible mistake: the child he takes is a little girl. Desperate and confused, this obsessive psychopath doesn't know what to do next--and neither do the police.
While they scramble to predict the Chocolate Man's next move, terrified yet resourceful nine-year-old Emily Lookinland struggles to survive the clutches of a madman who is both grown-up monster and lonely child. And, caught in the middle of it all is Emily's grief-torn mother, a woman propelled by vengeance and hope, who will stop at nothing to rescue her daughter.
"Gripping suspense and a moving psychological portrait.. Turns the stereotype of the unstoppable, mechanical serial killer upside-down."
- Publishers Weekly
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From the author of "Blood Music" comes a furiously paced, nail-biting psychological thriller about a serial killer whose fastidious pattern of abducting young boys is thrown off track when he mistakenly kidnaps a nine-year-old girl. Feature in "Deadline" Newsletter.Review:
The subject, a notorious child molester called "The Chocolate Man" by the media because he lures his victims with candy, has already kidnapped and killed seven little boys. Now, by mistake, he grabs a smart, tough little girl named Emily Lookinland from a New York City park, and doesn't know what to do with her. The oddly touching relationship between Emily and her abductor is the heart of this thoughtful, exciting new thriller from the author of the equally intense and intelligent Blood Music, which is available in paperback.
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Book Description HarperTorch, 1998. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061013250
Book Description HarperTorch, 1998. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 61013250