Soul/Mate Author:Rosamond Smith "So she obeyed. Rather like a zombie, or a robot. Thinking repeatedly, this can't be happening....such things do not happen to people like us." — We know almost at once that Colin Asch, who has come to an elegant and very respectable Boston suburb to stay with his aunt and uncle, is a killer. We see him kill with fiendish efficiency and see how... more » easily he escapes detection. What we don't know-- and the question gives the novel its almost unbearable suspense-- is whom he will kill next. A casual stranger? Or beautiful and gentle Dorothea Deverell? She is the one he has chosen, unbeknownst to her, to be his soul mate. And it follows, then, inevitably as death, that he will kill for her.
Soul/Mate is a rarity among thrillers: we are not only frightened by the horrific tale that unfolds in its stunning pages, we also believe in its overpowering reality.« less