When young, pretty Catherine Bailey meets Lee Brightman, she can't believe her luck. Gorgeous, charismatic, and a bit mysterious, Lee seems almost too perfect to be true.
But what begins as flattering attention and spontaneous, passionate sex transforms into raging jealousy, and Catherine soon discovers that Lee's dazzling blue eyes and blond good looks hide a dark, violent nature. Disturbed by his increasingly erratic, controlling behavior, she tries to break it off; turning to her friends for support, she's stunned to find they don't believe her. Increasingly isolated and driven into the darkest corner of her world, a desperate Catherine plans a meticulous escape.
Four years later, Lee is behind bars and Catherine—now Cathy—is trying to build a new life in a new city. Though her body has healed, the trauma of the past still haunts her. Then Stuart Richardson, her attractive new neighbor, moves in. Encouraging her to confront her fears, he sparks unexpected hope and the possibility of love and a normal life.
Until the day the phone rings . . .
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**** 4 Star Review ****
Oh my! I wasn't sure what I was expecting from this story, but I am pretty sure I got more than I bargained for! I couldn't stop turning the pages, even if I had wanted to. I was hooked from the start.
This isn't just a thriller about an obsessive and controlling man. It's about living, moving forward, healing, love and redemption. Elizabeth is a very talented story-teller. I definitely will read more of her books in the future.
This book is definitely not on the lighter side of thrillers. It's eerily thrilling, a little scary and a definite nail-biter! Another book that thriller junkies near and far should most certainly read if they haven't already.