Publisher: Warner Books
Publishing Date: First, July 29, 2002
When New York publisher Maris Mathery Reed receives a tantalizing manuscript from someone identified only as P.M.E., its blockbuster potential - and perhaps something else - compels her to meet its author. On an eerie, ruined cotton plantation on a remote Georgia island she finds Parker Evans, a man concealing his identity and his past. Maris is drawn into his tale of two young friends and a deadly betrayal... and to Parker himself. But there's something especially chilling about this novel, its possible connection to Maris's own life, and the real-life character who uses her, or anyone, to get what he wants.
So, I've been in a book slump for a little while, and couldn't get out of it. I started reading this book and it still didn't help. Well, I decided to push forward and keep reading this book, and I'm so glad that I did! I love everything about Sandra Brown's writing style, her descriptions, and the way she makes her characters come alive. My favorite character is definitely Parker. Unfortunately, its difficult for me to describe why without spoilers! But it comes down to him being a really great guy at heart. Yes, he's stubborn and irritating, but super sweet deep down. (:
I think this book is really well written. And I loved that it felt like I was reading two books at the same time. Usually that would probably bother me, but I knew this was somehow intertwined, so it made the story much better! I highly recommend this to anyone who likes a little romance and mystery. Great read! I think this book snapped me out of my funk!