A Bed by the Window is an exceptional work, a gripping psychological thriller and a luminous synthesis of Peck's thinking on good and evil, spiritual growth, and the miracles worked by love.
From the back cover: "Among those within the self-contained world of the Willow Glen nursing home are two extraordinary people. One is there to give care, the other to receive it. Yet together they form a bond of love and trust that transcends their expectations and changes their lives.
Stephen Solaris: Imprisoned in a helpless body since birth, unable even to speak, he has an incredible ability to touch the hearts and minds of those around him with the power of his personality.
Heather Barsten: A nurse whose devotion to her patients surpasses her ability to fulfill her own needs. From Stephen she learns the importance of being true to one's heart-and she finds herself falling in love.
Then violence shatters Willow Glen. Now a murderer roams the halls of the home, and the residents and staff must confront a truly terrifying evil and face their innermost fears, suspicions,and darkest secrets..."