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 chaper by chapter, Maris becomes 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 search for a truth that ties back to a terrifying crime and a man who will use her, or anyone, to get his revenge.
©2001 Sandra Brown Management, Ltd; (P)2001 Simon & Schuster Inc.; AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.
Although it has a bunch of crude situations and words I couldn't stop listening. I liked it so much I had my husband listen to it too. It had a bit of a surprise at the ending which I didn't see coming.
Author Sandra Brown is an excellent, excellent writer! This is about the lives of two young authors who are friends and college buddys and thier difficult struggles becoming writers. The story is very captivating, entriguing and most certainly a thriller. I enjoyed the excellent job the reader Victor Slezak did. This is a book for adults since there is some very descriptive sexual scenes. I recommend this to readers who would like a change from the same ol' "who done it" style writing.
I finished listening to this book because I bought it and the reviews were positive. But the language is unbearable stale, e.g. she softly/huskily/gently answered, he felt rage/passion/revenge rise in his throat. Also the plot is completely obvious frm the the beginning. A waste of a credit.
Definitely. The plot is full of suspense and very well written.
His narration enhances the thrill and suspense involving the story.
This book ranks very high with me and I am pretty picky.
Lethal was another over the top GREAT. They both kept me at the edge of my seat.
He is very good at bringing characters to life
Thrilling and exciting!
I wish there were more books that are up to the standards of Envy and Lethal. I haven't read all of Sandra Browns books, but these two rate pretty high in my mind.
Yes, great plot! Narrator's southern accent makes the delivery sooo believable.
AMAZING - What else does he narrate!
Right up there at the top!
I've recommended this story to others on more than one occassion. All agreed that the book was a good listen and very entertaining.
audio addict! Mostly interested in history and some historical fiction. Will Durant is my all time favorite. Loving the Great Courses too.
Great concept. Takes too long to establish a real emotional connection between lead characters. Last chapter very cheesy. The crippled man and the older man that lives with him weren't fleshed out until the end. I thought they were lovers most of the book.
I like some Sandra brown when I'm in the mood. I like the cheesy parts too. I must say, skip this and read Slow Heat in Heaven. That is my favorite guilty pleasure book EVER. Definitely better than this. But the last few hours of this were very interesting. So not bad.
Yes. Could not put it down great writing and plot
Parker Evans sneaky full of suprises
Yes When the father died
Love making scenes were to much did not need to get so explesed
This was a thoroughly enjoyable and suspenseful story. The narration was superb. Mr. Slezak's differentiation of character voices was excellent--especially when there are numerous character parts to read. This story is fiction. It is entertaining. Don't try analyze it, just enjoy the story. Trust me that once you start listening, you will not be able to stop.
There is an old-fashion element to this story that cannot be revealed as it may be considered a spoiler to the ending. Other story elements such as peeking into the lives of rich people and their businesses; experiences of a difficult childhood, challenges of the physically disabled, travel, views of contrasting aspects of Americana--including familiar sterotypes, unexpected love, betrayal, deceit, vengence, murder, sizzling sex and more are all here. What I also enjoyed was the "novel or story" within the "story". Ms. Brown did a nice job with this technique. All of these elements make an incredibly good story. Keep in mind that this is fiction and that the characters may not always display good judgment or rational behavior. However, these flaws are what make the story interesting, keep the plot twisting and turning. If something occurs that is unbelievable, so be it. This story is meant to be an escape from reality. Good Lifetime movie material. This was so worth the credit.
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