Maris Matherly-Reed is one of New York's most respected editors working for her father's firm Matherly Press. Matherly Press is very much a family concern: her father owns the company, her husband is President and publisher. Maris herself is an Executive Vice-President but she still enjoys the... show more
Maris Matherly-Reed is one of New York's most respected editors working for her father's firm Matherly Press. Matherly Press is very much a family concern: her father owns the company, her husband is President and publisher. Maris herself is an Executive Vice-President but she still enjoys the thrill of finding and nurturing new talent. Envy, the story of a destructive jealous rivalry and revenge between two friends that leads to murder, is one of the most exciting finds that Maris has come across in recent years. Intrigued enough by the opening chapter to offer a contract she finds herself longing to meet the mysterious PME. Parker Evans is not what she expected at all. Confined to a wheelchair and obsessively protective of his privacy, he is, however, happy to work with his new editor to finish his book. But as Maris confronts the knowledge that her seemingly perfect husband is having an affair, she finds herself falling under Parker's brooding spell. But like most first novels, there is more than a little of Parker's own story in Envy. And his plans extend far beyond literary success...
Publish date: August 29th 2002
Publisher: Piatkus Books
Pages no: 549
Edition language: English
I wanted to slap some sense into the heroine and punch the "hero" in the face. What kept me reading this book was the mystery - I wanted to find out if my guesses were right. And they were! But the resolution at the end was so full of holes and implausibilities that I wanted to send the author a fla...
This was a nice read. I liked the characters,they feel very real. I don't really think this is a suspense book though. More romance mystery.I'm a tiny bit disappointed by the ending. The book is a bit slow - though it never bithered me. The ending is however very rushed and sudden. But it was an enj...
An interesting story that soon divided into two threads. The first one was so intriguing that I skipped ahead to see what happened and ended up just reading that path. I returned to read other part which was slower paced but insightful. Publisher Maris is lured into a potential story submitted by ...
Man I liked this book. I read it several years ago I remembered how easily it kept my interest. I actually wish I had something like this to read right now.