Killing Me Softly Mass Market Paperback – 24 Nov 2005
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Alice Loudon is a successful London thirtysomething; she has the friends, the career, the flat and the loving boyfriend. Her life seems destined to follow a comfortable, conventional route until one morning her eyes lock with a beautiful, mesmerising man as she crosses a road. When Alice leaves work he is still there, waiting. Without exchanging names they go back to his Soho flat and have "obliterating sex". Unable to overcome her passionate feelings for him, Alice abandons the life she had established for herself to marry the powerful, taciturn Adam, a celebrated mountaineer but a virtual stranger. As their relationship develops, Alice discovers that Adam's beautiful exterior belies disturbing aggressive tendencies. He is by turns abusive and loving.
In an attempt to understand her new husband and her reaction to him, she launches an investigation into his past and, in particular, his past relationships. Sadly for her, the unsettling details she uncovers do not provide the reassurance she needs. Ultimately, Alice jeopardises her own safety to stay with a man she loves to the point of obsession but fears in equal measure. This book is a disturbing novel, describing the descent of a woman who had been totally in control of her own destiny--from being vibrant and strong to cowering behind an armchair as she hears her husband approaching. A roller coaster of a novel, the final heart-pounding finale is nothing short of a white knuckle ride. --Sarah Crawford
"A compulsive read...peak psychological suspense." "People magazine""
"First-rate...geniune chills run down the spine..." "Orlando Sentinel""
"French pulls off [sexual obsession] as well as anyone in recent memory." "Chicago Tribune"" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
I really loved this book. Although I got a little spooked out reading it alone.
'Killing Me Softly' is a dark psychological thriller packed with suspense and a plot that twists and turns like an octopus. It explores sexual obsession, power and the fine line between love and madness. It is well written, compulsively readable, and reaches a satisfyingly surprising, yet believable, ending.
'Killing Me Softly' is more than just a thriller, but a novel that delves deep into parts of the mind where most authors are far too frightened venture. Utterly riveting. Two thumbs up
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Once you start reading this you won't want to put it down. I really enjoyed thi book and it will make a great movie. Read morePublished 8 days ago by MS MARIA ANDREWS
Would highly recommend, couldn't put this book down. Will definitely read more of Nicci's books.Published 1 month ago by Bookworm
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My new fav author(s)...I'm on book 3, starting at the beginning, hoping that they keep ahead of me. Love the style, love the stories, love the authorsPublished 4 months ago by Tim