Divorcee Valerie Rowe and her eight-year-old son are courted by the disturbed Leonard Tully, whose relentless attentions become more murderous than honorable
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CAROLINE SHAFFER, a San Francisco native, studied theatre at the Weber Douglas Academy in London and holds an M.F.A. from the American Conservatory Theatre. She has worked in theatres across the country, and has spent the past 12 seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, where she now lives with her husband and 4 children. In addition to theatre, Caroline has worked in the TV, film and commercial markets, doing radio and TV voiceovers, radio ads, and cartoon voices.From Publishers Weekly:
This formulaic suspense thriller will disappoint fans of the Shamus award-winning author (for Death on the Rocks ) of the Jake Lomax series. Divorced artist Valerie Rowe invites bashful, socially inept Leonard Tully to lunch after he gets her purse back from a mugger. Valerie, with a cute eight-year-old son, a burgeoning career, a nurturing new lover and a pushy friend who owns an art gallery, has a full, satisfying life. Leonard has a van, a crippled and controlling mother, repressed sexual urges--and now, he believes, someone to love him. Little in the novel's characterization or plotting will surprise readers--all this is quite familiar, from the dangers that threaten Valerie, little Matthew and their friends to Leonard's cabin in the woods where events culminate. Allegretto moves his cardboard characters along predictable paths, demonstrating a measured prose style but no bravura.
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Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0671736442