Handsome young Owen will do anything for love...even if it means murder.
"A gripping, shocking story..." ★★★★★ "A classic that will long be remembered not only as a horror masterpiece. but as a masterpiece in fiction, period." ★★★★★ From New York Times bestselling author Douglas Clegg comes a dark psychological thriller novella of dangerous obsession and endless love.
Owen Crites has grown up in the shadow of the Montgomery summer estate. He's obsessed with beautiful Jenna Montgomery, who arrives each summer to Outerbridge Island, just off the New England coast. Now, reaching his eighteenth year, Owen-the gardener's son-begins to understand that Jenna is meant for a different life in adulthood than the one he knows. .Enter handsome and wealthy rival, Jimmy McTeague, young tennis star and heir to a sporting goods fortune.But just how far will Owen go to keep Jenna all for himself?
"A gripping, shocking story of love, turning 18 and murder..."-Doubleshot Reviews
"Douglas Clegg turns the screws dexterously in this sleek, multifaceted suspense story...in a vacation paradise saturated in alcohol, entitlement and hypocrisy..."-Publishers Weekly
"Clegg writes gut-wrenchingly beautiful horror...painful adolescence, abuse, sociopathic alienation, and coming home - are all at play here, as are characters who play each other and themselves...for keeps."-Chizine