Alice Close Your Eyes
By Averil Dean
(Harlequin MIRA, Paperback, 9780778315865, 400pp.)
Publication Date: December 31, 2013
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With haunting prose and deft psychological insight, Averil Dean spins a chilling story that explores the dark corners of obsessionlove, pain and revenge.
Ten years ago, someone ruined Alice Croft's life. Now, she has a chance to right that wrongand she thinks she's found the perfect man to carry out her plan.
After watching him for weeks, she breaks into Jack Calabrese's house to collect the evidence that will confirm her hopes. When Jack comes home unexpectedly, Alice hides in the closet, fearing for her life. But upon finding her, Jack is strangely calm, solicitous and intrigued.
That night is the start of a dark and intense attraction, and soon Alice finds herself drawn into a labyrinth of terrifying surrender to a man who is more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. As their relationship spirals toward a breaking point, Alice starts to see just how deep Jack's secrets runand how deadly they could be.
Averil Dean was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She left school at sixteen and went on to sell donuts, goldfish and power tools before answering the call of the cubicle, where she spent the next twenty years building up her tolerance for burnt coffee and the dot-matrix printer. She left this dream life in 2012 when she moved with her husband and the youngest of their three kids to Portland, Oregon, and now devotes her time to writing and photography. Visit her at www.averildean.com.