"Fleeing her unrequited passion for alifelong friend, Scott, 20-something veterinarian Audrey West embarks on a road trip across the South to the house she'sinherited from her uncle on Wright's Island in South Carolina. Unfortunately, along the way she piques the interest ofRidley Myers, the notorious River City Killer, who feels that the feisty,fiercely independent Audrey will make challengingquarry. After freaking her out with his creepy mien and scorpion tattoo, Ridley decides to play a subtler mind gameby planting himself, in disguise, on the island and anonymously stalking her while he savors her mounting terror.Ridley is a mesmerizing sociopath, a mix of cold cunning and seething psychotic rage, and the author makes hissurreptitious siege of Audrey meticulous, devilishly shrewd and very scary."
"Tharp isa talented, observant writer with a knack for taking us inside her characters'
heads, no matter how unsavory."
"An entertaining but sometimes discordantblend of nerve-wracking fear and randy ooh-la-la."