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Rick Philips isn’t a fighter – but he is a survivor
Haunted by memories of a high school shooting, not even the bottle can wash away the gnawing guilt and creeping feelings of inadequacy that batter Rick’s conscience daily.
His life has been a mess of broken marriages, writer’s block, terrible choices, and the morbid pity of others.
When he meets Harriet at a writer’s conference, the record doesn’t scratch as he falls back – only this time, he may not get up.
Harriet Bristol Wheeler is a dark temptress – and self-confessed serial killer
Harriet has no problem killing – and even fewer issues blending back into the background after the act with the cool, calculating eye of a practiced social chameleon.
Manipulative, unpredictable, and exceptionally intelligent, she’s Rick’s worst nightmare – and the ideal subject for his next book.
A book that they are both desperate to write.
Time is running out – but the sadness will last forever
Rick has no choice but to enter the cracked twilight of Harriet’s world and confront the history of her murderous choices up close.
As Rick starts to gather the evidence for his long-anticipated book, he finds himself looking into answers that put him in even more danger than before – but this time, he may not survive at all.