With echoes of the film Body Heat, the book follows writer Bill Shaw’s ill-fated, ultimately tragic romance with actress Nora Reyes — more than tragic when years after the fact, Shaw finds himself a suspect in Reyes’ apparent murder.
In the true tradition of noir, reality becomes subjective based on whose POV we’re getting it from. The result is an elegant puzzle that turns the book into the 51st shade of gray, only with a terrific legal backdrop that merges the tale into an equally steamy courtroom thriller.
A kind of hybrid mix of Sandra Brown's and Harlan Coben’s mind-twisting tales where we’re left feeling the victims of a magic trick. Rubinstein proves quite the magician here and his performance is not to be missed."
"The tension in these pages never lets you go. Rubinstein is a born storyteller. A gripping legal drama powers this novel at a torrid pace. Mark Rubinstein knows that what goes on outside the courtroom is just as important as what happens inside."
--Michael Connelly, bestselling author of the Harry Bosch series
"The Lover's Tango is a true work of art, precisely constructed, skillfully rendered. It's one of those novels. A book you'll remember for a long, long time."
--Scott Pratt, bestselling author of the Joe Dillard series
"Legal thriller, medical mystery, and hauntingly suspenseful tale of a couple trapped in their final dance, Mark Rubinstein's THE LOVERS' TANGO is a masterful story. The novel is powerful and poignant, and kept me riveted through the last daring reveal."
--Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author of the Alex Cooper series
"In THE LOVER'S TANGO, Mark Rubinstein proves that Nicolas Sparks is not the only author who can masterfully blend suspense, tragedy, and romance into a timeless story of love, loss, and the beguiling mystery of memory. Here is a story within a story, all entwined around a pair of lovers locked in a tragic dance. Once it starts, you'll be unable to tear yourself away as you're carried relentlessly forward to the novel's surprising and poignant ending."
--James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Sixth Extinction
"The Lover's Tango is much more than a riveting courtroom drama. It is a powerful love story that kept me reading long after I should have been in bed."
--Phillip Margolin, New York Times bestselling author of Woman with a Gun
"Mark Rubinstein is a superb storyteller. His novels tap into the deepest of human emotions."
--Raymond Khoury, bestselling author of the Sean Reilly series
"Mark Rubinstein's The Lover's Tango is a sultry, elegant piece of romantic noir. Call it the 51st shade of gray, only with a terrific legal backdrop that merges the tale into an equally steamy courtroom thriller. A mix of Sandra Brown's wonderfully twisty thrillers and Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut. But you'll have no trouble keeping your eyes wide open for this Rashomon-like tour de force on human frailty and the limitations of what we see before us."
--Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author of Strong Darkness