Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345451071, 336pp.
Publication Date: April 27, 2004
From a seductive storyteller who dares to plumb the dark, passionate depths of the heart and soul comes an absorbing erotic thriller that is also a gripping tale of psychological suspense.
Grief-stricken Justine Pagett fled to Paris after her mother’s death, but scandal forced her back to the States to redeem her tarnished reputation as a journalist. Commissioned to write a piece on the eccentric classical composer Sophie DeLyon, Justine travels to Euphonia, the exclusive institution DeLyon created to nurture America’s most gifted music prodigies. Once there, she senses that a malevolent presence is composing a deadly work. When Sophie suddenly disappears, Justine’s assignment to mine the story behind the legend becomes an even greater challenge. Wrestling with her own demons while searching for the truth, Justine is clear about one thing: Someone is orchestrating a deadly deceit . . . from which no one will emerge unscathed.
“M. J. Rose blends the dark eroticism of Anaïs Nin with the lusty cravings of Erica Jong.”
Author of The Eight
“I’ve been impressed with M. J. Rose since I read her debut novel. She not only has a good ear for dialogue, but she knows how to tell an intelligent and sexy story that keeps you turning the pages.”
Author of How to Read/Write a Dirty Story
“ROSE AGAIN STRINGS A TAUT LINE OF SUSPENSE.”