Maureen Gibbon

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1 March 2012

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781848871847

RRP: £6.99

1 June 2010

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781848877603

Taut, unpredictable and compelling. – Vogue

One lazy summer, Suzanne escapes her life in the city for a long holiday in the countryside. She rents a cabin in the woods, and places a personal ad in the newspaper: “Great kisser, good listener.”

Among the several replies to her ad, one stands out. An ordinary letter, unremarkable in every way, except for the postmark: Stillwater State Prison.

The sender is Alpha Breville. A convict, a thief, and a rapist. Perhaps against her better judgement, she writes back to him. But what begins as a remote correspondence quickly evolves into something much more dangerous, exciting, and intimate…