New York book editor Maris Matherly-Reed knows a bestseller when she sees one -- even if it is a tantalizing partial manuscript submitted by a writer identified only as P.M.E., with the return address of an obscure island off the Georgia coast. Maris is intrigued enough to search for him.Her trip... show more
New York book editor Maris Matherly-Reed knows a bestseller when she sees one -- even if it is a tantalizing partial manuscript submitted by a writer identified only as P.M.E., with the return address of an obscure island off the Georgia coast. Maris is intrigued enough to search for him.Her trip to Georgia to meet the mysterious author takes her to an eerie, ruined cotton plantation, where Maris finds Parker Evans, a man confined to a wheelchair who carefully hides his past. Coaxing his novel from him chapter by chapter, Maris gets caught up in his tale of two friends who rent a boat with a young woman for a night of sex and drinking. Only one person will return from that trip.Disturbed about her sexual attraction to Parker and worried about her marriage to author and her co-publisher Noah Reed, Maris returns to New York where the delivery of Parker's newest chapters convince her they are more than fiction. She wonders how well she knows her husband and begins a harrowing...
Publish date: August 28th 2001
Publisher: Warner Books
Pages no: 496
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.