Sleeping Beauty (Mass Market Paperback)

By Phillip Margolin

HarperTorch, 9780060083274, 416pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2005



Seventeen-year-old Ashley Spencer learned whattrue horror was the night a serial killer invaded her homeand brutally murdered her father and her best friend.But the terror did not end there ...

A year after the unspeakable events, Ashley is still trying to piece together what is left of her life. But the nightmare is reawakened at the elite private school that had appeared to be a safe haven for Ashley and her mother, Terri, when a new book called Sleeping Beauty hits the national bestseller lists -- a shattering true account of the crimes that ripped Ashley's world apart. And now Ashley must run for her life again.

Praise For Sleeping Beauty

“Another sure winner...The twists and turns of the plot keep the suspense ratcheted up to an excruciating level..”
-Library Journal (Starred)

“Margolin pulls off a genuinely surprising ending.”

“Sends chills up the spine.”
-Orlando Sentinel

“Even the most skeptical reader might be surprised to learn who is responsible for the mayhem.”
-Albany Times Union

“Skillfully plotted … maintains the suspense … one of [Margolin’s] best.”
-Memphis Commercial Appeal

“SLEEPING BEAUTY will keep you awake all night. Phillip Margolin has done it again!”
-Harlan Coben, author of NO SECOND CHANCE

“Phillip Margolin [is] one of those rare authors who can create a genuinely surprising ending.”
-Lisa Scottoline, author of KILLER SMILE

“Phillip Margolin knows how to pack in the thrills ... SLEEPING BEAUTY will keep you guessing until its shocking end.”
-Tess Gerritsen, author of THE SINNER

“Clever and diabolical....A must for suspense fans.”
-BookPage (winner of the Mystery of the Month and Tip of the Ice Pick Award)

“Compelling....Thrills and chills in a satisfying way [that] keeps you awake and guessing.”
-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Intricately plotted, tense and suspenseful … With unexpected twists and turns, the story moves to an explosive climax.”
-Toronto Sun

“Margolin delivers a nifty sleight of hand....Don’t assume anything in this well-crafted chiller.”
-Fort Myers News-Press

“Phillip Margolin plays delicious tricks on his readers, dashing expectations, twisting the knife deeper, making the suspense really hurt.”
-Perri O'Shaughnessy, author of PRESUMPTION OF DEATH