A series of seemingly random murders along a 50-mile stretch of the rugged northern California coast, committed by an unknown dubbed the Coastline Killer. A young couple with marital problems, Shelby and Jay Macklin, who decide to spend the week between Christmas and New Year's at a friend's remote coastal cottage. Two couples in a neighboring home whose relationships are thick with festering menace. A fierce winter storm that leads to a night of unrelenting terror. These are the main ingredients in Bill Pronzini's chilling and twist-filled tale about the hidden nature of crime and its motives.
I love Nick Sullivan's delivery, and this is a suspenseful Pronzini mystery. I really like the Nameless Detective mysteries, but it's fun to mix it up with the Coastline Killer! A storm in a remote place, marital issues, a serial killer? It's a great "read!"
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