Lee Montara is anxious to escape the painful memories of a lost love, and the unwanted attentions of photographer Stewart McLaren. The perfect solution: a visit to her sister in tranquil Taconic Hills. After all, Rosie and Paul and their sunny six-year-old son Andrew have been begging her to come and stay with them. But when someone starts leaving presents for the sisters - each one eerie, each one tied with a black satin bow - the country calm Lee so desperately sought is cruelly shattered. Impulsive and impetuous, Lee insists on confronting the man whose gifts hint of a twisted passion. But Rosie counsels patience - until her child becomes the object of the perverse suitor's attentions. Finally as a summer storm lashes the house and the clock ticks down to their fateful confrontation, Lee and Rosie prepare to face their mysterious tormentor and learn his shocking secret. In this masterpiece of psychological seduction, Marilyn Wallace has created a novel of inescapable suspense as close and as terrifying as the neighbor next door.
Original title: The Seduction
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense