A Perfect CrimeBook - 1998
In this gripping novel of suspense, acclaimed author Peter Abrahams gives us an explosive thriller of lust and retribution, desire and accountability, murder and reckoning--set in motion by an illicit love that ticks like a time bomb. A master at creating menacing intrigue and shocking reversals, Abrahams has indeed devised A Perfect Crime. When an adulterous affair is revealed, a devious mind begins to construct the perfect, flawless crime. No loose ends. Everything considered: motive, means, opportunity, evidence, suspects, alibis. The perpetrator must remain an invisible presence, seeing the plot through to its chilling conclusion, manipulating the players like chess pieces in an intricate, deadly game. The unfaithful wife. With her no-nonsense business savvy and exquisite eye for acquisition, Francie is a rising star in the Boston art world. But her personal life is about to take a decidedly dark turn. . . . The cheating lover. A virile and charismatic radio psychologist, Ned hosts a popular show poised on the brink of syndication. Though married and successful, he has one fatal weakness. . . . The loyal friend. Anne, a vulnerable and trusting wife and mother, desperately needs to confide in someone. Unfortunately, some secrets aren't meant to be shared. . . . The jealous husband. Exeter, first in his class. Harvard, summa in economics. Now out of work and falling fast, Roger conceives a brilliant, violent plan that could put him back on top. . . . The ultimate act of revenge. In Peter Abrahams's stunning new thriller, four lives hang in precarious balance--as a cunning mastermind prepares their roles in A Perfect Crime.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1998.
Characteristics: 322 p. ;,24 cm.