|Just Deserts (2005) [Novel]|
by Marc Matthews
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The story is set in the seemingly tranquil Clover Street. with its perfectly manicured lawns and beautiful detached houses, Clover Street would appear to be the ideal place to live.
However, unlike a four-leaf clover, this street has run out of luck.
Susan Hayder is working on her novel unaware that Alan, the teenage boy next door, who is totally obsessed with her and is quickly losing his grip on reality, is watching her surreptitiously. Susan's other neighbour, Jack Stevens, is contemplating suicide because of loss of his beloved wife Marie. She died in a horrific car crash. What makes the pain even more unbearable is that he was talking to her on the phone when she crashed. One minute jack listens as Marie tells him the wonderful news that she's pregnant, next he is listening to her blood curdling screams - and then they are cut off, the horrible incessant tone resounding in his ear.
Across the road, in number four Clover Street, Doctor Robert Kilmer has his own demons to contend with. He suspects his wife, Amy, of having an affair. His fears are confirmed through a private detective. She is cheating on him with his best friend David Rovin. Robert is left heartbroken but anger takes over as he seeks revenge. He turns to the detective for retribution and a plan is formed to fake the Doctor's death and make it look like Amy and David are to blame.
In the end death visits Clover Street and everyone gets their Just Deserts
Original title: Just Deserts
Genre: Fiction→ Horror→ Psychological Horror