• by Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by Victor Slezak
  • 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New York book editor Maris Matherly-Reed knows a best seller when she sees one - even if it is just a tantalizing partial manuscript submitted by a writer identified only as P.M.E., with the return address of an obscure island off the Georgia coast. Maris is intrigued enough to search for him. Her trip to Georgia to meet the mysterious author takes her to an eerie, ruined cotton plantation, where Maris finds Parker Evans, a man confined to a wheelchair who carefully hides his past. Coaxing his novel from him chaper by chapter, Maris becomes caught up in his tale of two friends who rent a boat with a young woman for a night of sex and drinking. Only one person will return from that trip. Disturbed about her sexual attraction to Parker and worried about her marriage to author and her co-publisher Noah Reed, Maris returns to New York, where the delivery of Parker's newest chapters convince her they are more than fiction. She wonders how well she knows her husband and begins a harrowing search for a truth that ties back to a terrifying crime and a man who will use her, or anyone, to get his revenge.


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Wow, after 300+ audible reads, this is the first one in 6 months to break into my top ten list. Amazingly well thought out plot line, great characters and an incredible ending. I did predict the surprise ending about 3/4 way through, but was still amazed when and how it was revealed. This is a must read for all suspense lovers. BE ADVISED there are very steamy, graphic sex scenes.
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- DMHVetSurveyor

You won't be disappointed!

What can I say about this spectacular piece of writing? It is one of the most satisfying reads I have had in a long time and I have read over 600 books in the past two years. It has a many layered plot riddled with well developed, complex yet believable characters. Back story is revealed in a tantalizing and veiled manner that has you guessing about nearly everyone's motives throughout. The author has an ingenious knack for keeping you wondering while drawing you inexorably into the story and the characters before you can even decide who you like and who you fear. I love the author's development of a main character who is disabled and sexy as all get out.
The narrator is terrific, too. Fantastic!
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- Molly

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-04-2001
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio