The Wrong Man

The Wrong Man

A Novel

Book - 2006
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Scott Freeman is a man of reason--a college professor grounded in the rational and practical. But he becomes uneasy after finding an anonymous love letter hidden in his daughter's room: "No one could ever love you like I do. No one ever will. We will be together forever. One way or another." But the reality of Ashley's plight far exceeds Scott's worst suspicions. One drink too many had led Ashley, a beautiful, bright art student, into what she thought was just a fling with a blue-collar bad boy. But now, no amount of pleading or reasoning can discourage his phone calls, ardent e-mails, and constant, watchful gaze. Michael O'Connell is but a malignant shadow of a man. His brash, handsome features conceal a black and empty soul. Control is his religion. Cunning and criminal skill are his stock-in-trade. Rage is his language. The harder Ashley tries to break free, the deeper Michael burrows into every aspect of her life, so she turns in desperation to her divorced parents and her mother's new partner--three people still locked in a coldly civilized triangle of resentment. But their fierce devotion to Ashley is the common bond that will draw them together to face down a predator. For Ashley's family, it is a test of primal love that will drive them to the extreme edge--and beyond--in a battle of wills that escalates into a life-or-death war to protect their own. From the bestselling master of suspense, John Katzenbach, TheWrong Manis an elegantly crafted and breathtakingly intense read that asks the question, "How far would you go to save the child you love?" From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Ballantine Books, [2006]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ℗♭2006
ISBN: 9780345464835
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 461 pages ; 25 cm


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Apr 18, 2018

Better than average but still too atmospheric and verbose and there just seems to be a cog missing. It's hard to define what is missing but the development of the main characters just doesn't seem strong enough to generate sufficient empathy.

midge77 Jun 16, 2012

Fantastic read.

Nov 04, 2010

A tense ride. Pretty good

Aug 04, 2010

I have never read this author but I truly enjoyed this triller filled with adventure and intrigue mixed in with some deception


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Aug 16, 2010

Gulp thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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