Book Reviews of Sleeping with the Enemy

Sleeping with the Enemy
Sleeping with the Enemy
Author: Nancy Price
ISBN-13: 9780515096385
ISBN-10: 0515096385
Publication Date: 6/1/1988
Pages: 314
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Jove Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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The book is almost always better than the movie. NOT THE CASE HERE!

What is usually one of the better parts about a book is that you get to know what the characters are thinking. In this book Sara/Laura has a very disjointed thought process that is difficult to follow much of the time.

I also do NOT like that the Ben character actually thought about hitting her. NOT all men think that way and this book puts the blame for the men wanting to hit her on her shoulders. While I realize that it is 'normal' for abusers to work at convincing their victims that whatever they do is the fault of the victim, MOST MEN DO NOT THINK THIS WAY.

For suspense the movie was SO much better. The Sara/Laura character in the movie seemed much more wary and skittish, making her seem more realistic than the book character.

Someone who had lived with a violent abuser for several years would not have felt so comfortable so quickly (2-3 weeks in the book).

I did not enjoy this book, nor would I recommend it to anyone.
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Book about abusive husband and a wife who has to take dramatic measures to escape him. It became a movie with battered wife played by Julia Roberts.
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In Sleeping With the Enemy Nancy Price is a spell-binding writer who dodges every Hollywood cliché to write a real \"suspenser.\" In the movie Julie Roberts has only one man to run from-but the Sara Burney of the novel has three. Her husband, a controlling martinet, is the first man she must escape, but two other dangerous men wait where Sara tries to hide. They, too, want to make use of her. The boy next door wants sex. The professor next door, like her husband, distrusts women: he wants a servant so he can write his books.
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I saw the movie and it was excellent. It is about a housewife who is abused by her husband and the only way out is by faking her own death and disappearing. She assumes a new identity but she still lives in fear.
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She was trapped in a cruel, destructive marriage. A nightmarish prison ruled by a man whose striking good looks disguised his true violent nature. She was desperate enough to do anything to escape his abuse. Even fake her own death, assume a new identity, and run away forever. Now with a new life, a new love, she was happy.
Except for the she was hunted. Hunted by the man who once believed her dead. A man crazed with a passionate vengance. Who loved her so much - he'd rather kill her than to let her go.....
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She is trapped in a bad marriage and then is hunted. She is on constant alert.
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"She was trapped. Trapped in a cruel, destructive marriage. A nightmarish prison ruled by a man whose striking good looks disguise his true violent nature...

She was desperate. Desperate enough to do anything to escape his abuse. Even fake her own death, assume a new identity, and run away forever. Now, with a new life, a new love, she was happy. Except for the fear...

She was hunted. Hunted by the man who once believed her dead. A man crazed with passionate vengence. Who loved her so much--he'd rather kill her that let her go..."
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A good book
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This book was made into a movie and starred Julia Roberts. It is a powerful, chilling thriller about a desperate woman that faked her own death and assumed a new identity thinking that she would disappear forever. She was hunted by a man who believed her dead. He was crazed and would rather see her dead than let her go. It moves quickly and has a suspense filling climax.
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This is the book that the movie starring Julia Roberts was based on! A fun thrilling book to read.
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Movie Tie-In
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I enjoyed this book even though it is a little different from the movie. I'm sure they "beefed it up" for Hollywood. Still a very good read.
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Everyone's seen this movie. The book is always better. A suspenseful and fun book.
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Trapped in a cruel, destricive marage. A nightmarish prison ruled by a man whose blond good-looks disguised his true violent nature...
Desperate enough to do anything to escape his abuse. Even fake her own death, assume a new identitiy, and run away for ever. Now with a new life, a new love, she was happy. Except for the fear...
Hunted by the man who once believed her dead. A man crazed with a passionate vengeance. Who loved her so much -he'd rather kill her than let her go...