By Lisa Gardner
Bantam Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553584530, 451pp.
Publication Date: December 27, 2005
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Alone . . . that's where the nightmare began for cool, beautiful, and dangerously sexy Catherine Rose Gagnon. Twenty-five years ago, she was buried underground during a month-long nightmare of abduction and abuse. Now her husband has just been killed. Her father-in-law, the powerful Judge Gagnon, blames Catherine for his son's death . . . and for the series of unexplained illnesses that have sent her own young son repeatedly to the hospital.
Alone . . . a madman survived solitary confinement in a maximum security prison where he d done hard time for the most sadistic of crimes. Now he walks the streets a free man, invisible, anonymous . . . and filled with an unquenchable rage for vengeance. What brings them together is a moment of violence but what connects them is a passion far deeper and much more dangerous. For a killer is loose who's woven such an intricate web of evil that no one is above suspicion, no one is beyond harm, and no one will see death coming until it has them cornered, helpless, and alone.
"From the Hardcover edition.
"Three-dimensional characters fill out a riveting story that is like a juicy steak: slow broiled to perfection.... Highly recommended."
"Intricate and suspenseful, ALONE keeps you on the edge of your seat."
—Los Angeles Times
"Like all the best suspense novels, ALONE will leave you shaken.... you can't wait to see what happens next."