Tony and Susan

Tony and Susan

eBook - 2015
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Fifteen years ago, Susan Morrow left her first husband Edward Sheffield, an unpublished writer. Now, she's enduring middle class suburbia as a doctor's wife, when out of the blue she receives a package containing the manuscript of her ex-husband's first novel. He writes asking her to read the book; she was always his best critic, he says. As Susan reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a math professor driving his family to their summer house in Maine. And as we read with her, we too become lost in Sheffield's thriller. As the Hastings' ordinary, civilized lives are disastrously, violently sent off course, Susan is plunged back into the past, forced to confront the darkness that inhabits her, and driven to name the fear that gnaws at her future and will change her life.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2015.
ISBN: 9781455595242
1455595241
9781455595259
145559525X
9780446601054
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Summary: Fifteen years ago, Susan Morrow left her first husband Edward Sheffield, an unpublished writer. Now, she's enduring middle class suburbia as a doctor's wife, when out of the blue she receives a package containing the manuscript of her ex-husband's first novel. He writes asking her to read the book; she was always his best critic, he says. As Susan reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a math professor driving his family to their summer house in Maine. And as we read with her, we too become lost in Sheffield's thriller. As the Hastings' ordinary, civilized lives are disastrously, violently sent off course, Susan is plunged back into the past, forced to confront the darkness that inhabits her, and driven to name the fear that gnaws at her future and will change her life.

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loudem
Sep 05, 2017

What a poor idea for a book. Well, why not two books in one. A real bargain. LOL. In a few words: dull, dull, dull. And the end is like a small fire cracker that petered out. Very bad writing.

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khuang
Jan 03, 2017

Based on the reviews and other comments, I was sadly disappointed in this book. I kept waiting for it to get good, but it never passed being mildly suspenseful. I was left frustrated by what I perceived as a non-ending. The story didn't seem to go anywhere and simply petered out. Perhaps my expectations were too high, but I felt like this book was a waste of time for me.

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meyoubou
Mar 02, 2013

I read this when it was first published in the early 90s and could still remember how tense it was at the beginning.I reread it recently and found the same response as I had earlier.Great read and I heartily recommend it.

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