Compellingly told, the book is a challenge, a pleasure and a thrill to read. The reader's attention is riveted from the first page.
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.
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."
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!
"Page-turner extraordinaire" The Atlanta Journal and Constitution
Woods is a great story teller.
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.
I really enjoyed this book. Full of action and suspence.
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 .
One of my first Stuart Woods books and like most of his books, it moves very fast. A real page turner.
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
A battered wife feels from her abusive football player husband. But a killer is makes her realize there is no place to hide.
EXCELLENT, very good author.
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.
Good Book. Enjoyed reading, Stuart Woods is one of the best authors.
every stuart woods book has been excellent. I have all the stone barrington series if interested. Also all the holly barker series.