A chilling novel of suspense in the tradition of Mary Higgins Clark. When her best friend becomes the latest victim of a serial killer,illustrator Carol Warren is thrown into a waking nightmare. NYPD Detective Eric Gaines has tracked the killer with maddeningly little effect. The victims are all smart, savvy career women. Why didn't they spot a madman when they met him? And then Carol is drawn into the deadly web of a twisted mind, not knowing whom to trust.
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The title tells where a serial killer has left the bodies of the nearly 40 young women he violated, mutilated and murdered. A recent victim was the best friend of children's author Carol Warren. At the funeral, Carol, who has recently broken up with her boyfriend over his interest in bondage, meets Eric Gaines, a N.Y. detective assigned to the case. A little later, she is approached by Paul Miller, who tells her he's a private eye hired by another victim's family. Carol discovers that Paul is lying and becomes understandably worried when she realizes he is tailing her. Meanwhile, she has also begun to date Frank Matheson, an employee of her brother, a successful entrepreneur. While it's quickly clear that each new manand the familiar onesin Carol's life could be the killer, Conde ( The Religion ) spices up the plot by having Paul tell Carol her brother is a suspect. The way suspicion erodes relationships is the most convincing aspect of this tepid chiller, with overblown psychological underpinnings that don't do the job and a heroine naive unto stupidity. 30,000 first printing; movie rights to Columbia Pictures; Doubleday Book Club selection.
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When children's book illustrator Carol Warren's friend turns up dead, she suspects that she is next on the killer's hit list, and her suspicions are confirmed as she begins to investigate the crime. Reprint. TV tie-in.
5 out of 5 stars 2/15/10 S. J. Bournival Fast Paced and Hard to Put Down; I loved this book; well written with just enough creepyness. After reading it I went to find more books by this author. Sadly, there are only a couple others and hard to obtain. The mark of a good book- when you find yourself thinking about it days or weeks later!
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