After his estranged wife disappears, a husband returns to the remote lake house where their young daughter died, and he soon loses his grip on reality.
Paul Luden has been haunted by a memory he can't recall. Whatever happened to his marriage, to his two-year-old daughter, is too traumatic to remember, so his unconscious has chosen to block out key details. But when he receives a phone call from the small lake town where they'd lived, telling him that no one had seen or heard from his wife in ten days, he knows what he has to do.
He and his nineteen-year-old girlfriend drive from L.A. to Washington State where he's forced to confront his past. And as he pieces together his buried memories, Paul unravels mentally, falls into self-destructive trances and ultimately discovers the truth about his wife.
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A gripping tale of psychological suspense.
There is no trace of Paul Luden's ex-wife at his old home, a two-bedroom log cabin on the shores of Granite Lake. It's fall. The summer people are long gone. The year-round population is sparse. No one in the small community has seen her for days. A friend has alerted Paul, who has driven up from L.A. with his embarrassingly young girlfriend, hoping for the best. "I mean, she could be in Bosnia doing humanitarian relief." Together they cross the lake and approach the house. The front door is locked and the boat is tethered. Entering through an open back door, Paul steps out of his normal existence into one of increasing terror.
Far from over, past, gone, his old life coils around him, pulling him in, until his destiny is once again inexorably joined to his ex-wife's and threatens to tear him asunder.
Tod Goldberg's first novel, Fake Liar Cheat, was published in 2000 by MTV/Pocket Books and optioned by Miramax.From the Back Cover:
Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
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Book Description Soho Pr Inc, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2003. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. The house on the lake is empty, and no one has seen his ex-wife for days. Something awful has happened.190 pages. Published @ $12.00. Bookseller Inventory # 12375
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