Michael Cecilione's novel THE MUSE centres around struggling actress Johanna Brady. After a part she auditioned for, with her best friend who gets the soap opera role, falls through Johanna is depressed. Her spirits are lifted when she meets author Matt. Matt quickly wins Johanna's heart in a whirlwind romance and invites her to his place in Maine for the winter. The romantic getaway is soon revealed to be a mistake as Johanna is confronted with a dark side of her lover.
'The Muse' introduces us to Johanna Brady, struggling actress, living in NYC. Johanna's life is not going the way she wants it to. Beaten out of a part by her best friend, Johanna is hitting rock bottom. Enter Matt Lang, author. Johanna meets him in a bookstore of all places, and proceeds to get involved in a very intense relationship. She agrees to go to Maine with him for the winter while he writes his latest novel, but soon all is not what it appears to be. The late night phone calls start and Johanna does not count on Matt being totally absorbed into his novel and his writing quirks.
This is a creepy novel of suspense acording to Zachary Alan Fox. The plot revolves around an actress who finally lands a role in a chilling fantasy. But is it a role or an invitation to the world of a sadistic serial killer. A role which she must to perfection to keep from becomig the latest victim of a man who just might love her to death.
Creepy suspense with a great twist!
For three years, actress Johanna Brady has hit New York City's audition circuit looking for her big break. The closest she's gotten to fame is a toothpaste commercial. And even that played late night TV. But someone has been watching the lovely brunette very closely... someone who wants her to play the starring role in a chilling fantasy.
Matt was everything Johanna had ever dreamed of in a man, and their whirlwind romance was passionate, exciting, and incredibly erotic. When he invited her to escape the grind of New York in the frozen, isolated beauty of rural Maine, Johanna could not resist his innocent invitation to go as his lover, his inspiration, and his muse.
But she has no idea that their romantic weekend will bring her face to face with a sadistic serial killer who is intent on drawing out the most intimate, painful secrets of her past. Now Johanna must play this diabolical killer's deadly game to the finish, answering each and every question with an actress's skill...because only the performance of a lifetime can keep Johanna from becoming the latest victim of a man who might just love her to death...
did not read as i do not like first person books.