Carl can't get her out of his mind. Her name is Cindy, and she's the wife of his next-door neighbor. They live in the kind of suburbia that doesn't make headlines. In every way, Carl and Cindy are regular people—upstanding citizens, even—but they have been fighting desperately to keep from wanting each other. Had a perfect opportunity not presented itself, perhaps nothing would have happened. But suddenly it is the right time. The right place. And there's no room left for pretense. In a moment, even as Cindy and Carl hate themselves for what they are about to do, all innocence drains out of their lives . . . and two regular people become creatures of passion—and astonishing guilt.
Features a new Introduction by Dean Koontz
Praise for John D. MacDonald
"The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller."—Stephen King
"My favorite novelist of all time."—Dean Koontz
"To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen."—Kurt Vonnegut
"A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best."—Mary Higgins Clark
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John D. MacDonald (Author)
John D. MacDonald was an American novelist and short-story writer. His works include the Travis McGee series and the novel The Executioners, which was adapted into the film Cape Fear. In 1962 MacDonald was named a Grand Master of the Mystery Write...