Deception and Desire (Mass Market Paperback)

By Sally Beauman

Ivy Books, 9780449002483, 476pp.

Publication Date: April 29, 1998



In Sally Beauman's seductive new novel of love, sexual obsession, and complex relationships . . .

Journalist Lindsay Drummond vows to remake herself: change jobs, move away from London, and--above all--extinguish the hopeless love she feels for the handsome, charismatic Rowland McGuire. But a chance encounter with an enigmatic stranger dashes her well-laid plans.

Two women become inextricably tangled with passion and peril, marriage and darkening menace. . . .

In New York, actress Natasha Lawrence also desperately needs a change. Still tied to her ex-husband, a brilliant film director, and pursued by a dangerous and frightening stalker, Natasha retreats with her son to the lush confines of her apartment in one of Manhattan's most exclusive landmark buildings. But she is far from safe, as an obsessed shadowy figure plays a heart-thumping game of cat-and-mouse. And when the life of her beloved child is threatened, Natasha will feel the cold sting of true terror.

They will be transformed forever by the forces of


About the Author

Sally Beauman was born in England and graduated from Girton College, Cambridge. She began her career in journalism at New York magazine; she was the youngest woman ever to be appointed editor of Queen magazine, was an associate editor of the Daily Telegraph magazine, and has written for The New Yorker. She has published two works of nonfiction and four previous novels, Destiny, Dark Angel, Lovers and Liars, and Danger Zones.

Sally Beauman lives with her family in London and Gloucestershire.