The wife of a famous football player is severely battered by him and only the emergency room saves her life. She retreats to an island paradise and becomes involved with the twin sons of a powerful family. Then grusome murders start. A pretty good read.
I must say there are twist and turns in here i never would have thought the twins are marvelous, and makes me wish i was there for some of the time.Stuart Woods is one of the best writers ,I love to read all of his books and they compel you to put off chores and take a trip with them .
A very fast paced psychological thriller about a battered women fleeing her violent & famous pro football player husband only to find her life entwining with that of a set of handsome, strange & very troubled twins from a powerful local family.
liz barwuck has been battered by her brutal husband a famous pro football player.this time it takes an emergency room to keeep her from death.now the talented photographer retreats to an island prarsdise off gerorgia's coast .as she becomes involed in the drummond family, memories fades. but a killer launches a seies of guresome muderers and she finds no place to hide
From Publishers Weekly
Liz Barwick's tranquil life on an island off the Georgia coast turns nightmarish after a tragic secret two decades old is unearthed and her ex-husband, a steroid-crazed NFL star, goes on a murderous rampage. A "fast-paced, multilevel tale of mystery and revenge," said PW. "In a suspenseful--albeit telegraphed--final encounter, one deadly monster destroys another."
I picked this book up last week because I'd started the author's Stone Barrington books and liked them. After getting a couple chapters in, I realized that I'd read it when it first came out over ten years ago, and that I knew how things turned out in the mystery.
But I liked it so much I read it over anyhow! You'll probably do the same.
From back cover:
When both your past and future spell fear. For years, Liz Barwick has been battered by her brutal husband, a famous pro football player. This time it takes an emergency room to keep her from death. Now, the beautiful and talented photographer retreats to an island paradise off Georgia's coast to find solitude--and herself.
As she becomes increasingly involved with the strange and handsome twin scions of the powerful Drummond family, she feels her traumatic memories begin to fade. But when a killer launches a series of gruesome murders, Liz discovers that there is no place to hide--not even in her lover's arms.
Unabridged Edition, 6 cassettes, 8 hours running time
Hmmmmmmmmm - what to say about this one .............
In my humble opinion, this is one of Stuart Woods' best works to date!
The main character of this story, let's call her Liz (cuz that's her name!)is nearly beaten to death by her NFL Star Athlete husband during a 'roid rage, (one thing this book does do, is present a peek in the window of the effects of steroid abuse in athletes!)
after a messy divorce, Liz escapes her husband's stalking, by taking refuge on Cumberland Island (a very real place off the coast of Georgia - I'v actually been there myself!) While on the island, she becomes involved with the Drummond family (the original settlers of the island). Like many of us, the drummonds have some skeletons in their closets. One of particular interest is, "what's the secret between the Drummond twins Hamish and Kier?"
Liz'z life is pretty sweet on the island, until the friends she left behind on the mainland begin to die, one-by-one. Liz immediately believes this is her ex husband's doing! Is he coming for her next?
Palindrome is an in-your-face, edge-of-your-seat, keep the headphones on 'till 4AM to finish the book experience! There are absolutely NO lulls in this one. Woods does an excellent job in integrating the characters and plot with the physical settings to create a truly unique story.
For those of you already familiar with Woods' other works, such as: Deep Lie, New York Dead, Chiefs and Orchuid Beach, I think you will find this one is much better! For those of you not yet familiar with Stuart Woods, I feel that listening to this rendition will make you a fan!
What a delight....although this is not in the horror genre' that I usually enjoy it was extremely suspenseful with heart pounding excitement. I would call it pyschological horror at its best. Being a woman that has been abused by beatings from my husband this book was even more scary. Just when I had a portion of the plot worked out, it made a quick right and then detoured around to turn out completely different then I figured. Loaded with lots of surprises, lots of suspense and fear and....OH YEAH, BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR GOLIATH! He isn't friendly by any means. He'll make your head spin and, quite likely. fall off your shoulders! Hope you enjoy your trip to Cumberland Island....the ferry is ready to take you there!