Parlor Games Author:Robert Marasco Robert Marasco, author of the best-selling Burnt Offerings and the Tony award-winning Child's Play, has written a chilling new novel of passion and suspense. — Set in a world of glamorous, gifted, intelligent people, the novel is a psycho-sexual drama about the close and sinister relationship between Maggie Newman and Peter ... more »and Gail, brother and sister, whose love, when threatened, degenerates into possessiveness and then darkest evil.
Maggie Newman, a beautiful, vivacious advertising executive, is working on the Playcraft account when she meets dashing young Peter Drexler, the head of the successful toy and game company. Enjoying the theater, fine restaurants, and each other's company, theirs seems to be a match made in heaven. But suddenly things start to fall apart. Peter begins to receive strange, hostile phone calls in the middle of the night. Then Maggie meets Gail McCabe, Peter's cold, elegant older sister. Her icy reception from Gail, and Peter's involvement in the games everyone seems to be playing, convince Maggie that something is askew. But her love for Peter causes her to get sucked deeper and deeper into the dark deceptions of this family whose glittering veneer belies the evil secrets they hide inside.
Moving with the precision of an intricate machine, Robert Marasco's work is, as always, more than just mystery or suspense or horror-it is incisive and perceptive drama, a twisted and seductive love story, and above all a brilliant, terrifying novel that confirms the author's position as a master of the form.« less