Featuring a foreword by Michael Connelly, this relentlessly suspenseful thriller from the New York Times bestselling and Edgar award-winning author of the Inspector Banks novels marks the first time that Peter Robinson has set a novel in America.
Sarah Broughton has come a long way. She’s the star of a hit cop show on TV. She lives in a beautiful California beach house. And—most importantly—she’s put her dark past behind her… as well as her old name, Sally Bolton. No need for anyone to know about that.
When Sarah begins receiving letters mysteriously signed with the letter “M,” she thinks they’re from a harmless admirer… until her real name appears in the third letter. And then she finds that name inscribed in the sand near her home – next to a body.
The message is clear: Someone is watching Sarah’s every move. Someone so obsessed with her that he won’t stop at just one murder in order to prove his love.
Panicked, Sarah turns to Detective Arvo Hughes of the LAPD, a man who specializes in hunting down the most dangerous stalkers. But nothing in Hughes’ experience has prepared him for the mastermind he’s up against. For the killer, there’s no cure for love. And for Sarah and Hughes, there’s no way out.
Originally published in Canada in 1995, this standalone feels dated, and given the absence of bestseller Robinson's beloved Inspector Banks (In the Dark Places, etc.), it may appeal only to the author's diehard fans. Most of the action takes place in Los Angeles, where British actress Sarah Broughton has found fame and fortune as a detective on an American TV show. Sarah has also attracted a stalker, who mails her letters with the usual delusional fantasies. But when the stalker refers to her by her real name (Sally), she starts to worry, and a studio exec calls in the LAPD's Threat Management Unit. Then Sarah finds a dismembered body on the beach near her Malibu home, and the hunt for the stalker takes on real urgency. Though the stalker antagonist is less a credible character than a plot device, readers will appreciate Robinson's fine storytelling and his authentic portrait of L.A., which Michael Connelly praises in his foreword.
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No Cure For Love
So disappointed. Nothing like his other books.