For two decades, Buck Duveen was imprisoned in one of New York's most expensive and secure mental institutions. He had been committed by Lottie Parish, the individual he tried to kill. Now that Lottie's fortunes have ebbed, the institution (lacking funds) frees Buck even though they know that he is a deadly psychopath. When Buck is free, he withdraws his cash from a savings account and heads to California, determined to get even with Lottie and her granddaughter Ellie, his half-sister.
Buck thinks that if he rids himself of his two female relatives, he inherits both of their estates. He carefully stalks his prey so that he can become familiar with their routines. Ellie, who does not even know Buck exists, is unaware of the danger creeping closer to her. Only former detective turned vintner, Dan Cassidy, who loves Ellie, stands in the way of the madman.
SOONER OR LATER is a pulse pounding thriller that grabs readers from the start and builds increasingly greater tension through each subsequent page until the audience feels every nerve pulsating to the limit. The novel is a well-structured drama, told from the perspectives of the various participants in a smooth seamless tale. Lovers of psychological suspense will want to peruse this exciting book.