Sleeping with the Enemy Author:Nancy Price Sara Burney,a young woman driven to thebrinkof despair by the physical and emotional abuse of her obsessive husband, Martin, hits upon a bold and courageous stratagem to at once lose herself, take her destiny back into her own hands, and forge a new identity independent of Martin's disturbed domination. — Laura Pray, Sara's new incarnation, who m... more »aterializes one day in a small Midwestern town, is a fascinating enigma to her next door neighbor, Ben Woodward, a gentle university professor once badly disappointed in love, who is drawn by Laura's strange amalgam of vulnerability and wariness. Gradually, tentatively, these two battered spirits reach out to each other and discover the possibility of healing and of having a very different sort of relationship from the ones they have each experienced before.
But neither of them has counted on the chance revelation of the central secret in Laura's past-a revelation that will draw a vengeful madman to track her down.
With this assured novel, Nancy Price takes her place among ourmost prepossessing contemporary writers. In Sleeping with the Enemy, the acclaimed author of An Accomplished Woman achieves a new level of style and dramatic intensity, deftly combining high literary sensibility with chilling narrative excitement. Price's eye for telling detail, for nuance and mood, has never been keener. Alternately disturbing, suspenseful, joyous, and ultimately triumphant, Sleeping with the Enemy is compelling fiction at its very best.« less