Written in her “trademark darkly sensual style” (Booklist), New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard brings us an electrifying page-turner of passion and suspense with a captivating premise…
What would make the perfect man? That's the delicious topic that heats up the proceedings at a certain table of professional women at their favorite restaurant. What qualities would he have? Would he be tall, dark, and handsome? Caring and warmhearted—or would just muscular do? Jaine Bright and her three girlfriends start off with the basics: he'd be faithful and reliable, the responsible type, and have a great sense of humor.
But as the conversation picks up momentum, so do the quartet's requirements for Mr. Perfect as and they write down a tongue-in-cheek checklist that's both funny and racy. The next thing they know, the List, as it has come to be called, becomes an overnight sensation, spreading through their company like wildfire and grabbing the interest of local newspapers and television coverage. No one expected this avalanche of attention for something that began as a joke among friends. But the joke turns deadly serious when one of the four women is murdered...
The prime suspect in the case is the victim's boyfriend, who was one of a number of men who found the List sexist and offensive. An impenetrable alibi gets him off the hook, but a deadly stalker targets the three remaining friends. Now, with the help of Jaine's neighbor, an unpredictable police detective, the puzzle must be solved as the dream of Mr. Perfect becomes a chilling nightmare.
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Made me laugh and it made me sad wonderful surprise never saw that person being a murderer
I've read a lot of Linda Howard's books, loved several, and was just OK with some. I've passed over this one many times thinking it just sounded too corny and out of character for her style. I am SOOO glad I decided to give it a try!!! It was out of character, but is now officially one of my favorites. While it has the drama and suspense you expect from Ms. Howard's book, I found myself laughing out loud at the witty remarks and endearing sense of humor I'm sure most of us can relate to. I've already recommended this to my daughters and several friends! I'd love to see a few more like this.
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I have read this book at least 4 times and listening to it was a joy. The reader is awesome. Totally recommend buying it.
Go for it.