In Paris, American sculptor Ross Marteau is renowned for his sensual depictions of women's bodies. After his latest love affair ends violently, he retreats to his home in Texas to start a new commission. In his local restaurant he meets Celeste, a charismatically beautiful woman, and she suggests another commission to him - her sister Leda. Intrigued he agrees to meet Leda and discovers that as well as being the most beautiful woman he has ever seen she is also the most grotesque, her body distorted by her being a hunchback. Fascinated by the challenge sculpting her would entail, he agrees to take the commission. Soon he is obsessively in love with Celeste and obsessively intrigued by Leda, and he finds himself pulled deeper and deeper into their world until someone close to them is killed, and Ross finds himself so deeply ensnared in their web of dark secrets and twisted motivations that he is close to mortal suffocation.
The author of ten highly acclaimed thrillers, David Lindsey is also a passionate collector of books and has built his own private library next to his house in Texas.
A gripping tale with an ending that leaves you shocked and emotionally drained.
A tense psychological thriller that doesn't need thrills and spills to grip the reader like a vice, and delivers a stunning denouement that reverberates in the mind for days.
Ross Marteau is an American living in Paris, where he makes a decent living as a sculptor. After a p
Celeste Lacan is a beautiful woman who soon approaches Ross with a proposition. She would like to offer Ross a commission to sculpt her sister. Ross demurs--he already has a commission--but Celeste asks him to meet her sister before refusing, and when he
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