New York Times bestselling author Joy Fielding showcases her talent for “chillingly satisfying twists” (People) in her sexiest thriller yet—where one seductive night in a South Beach bar morphs into a razor’s-edge adventure with deadly consequences.
It starts as a joke among two brothers and their friend, out for a night of partying at the Wild Zone. Who will be the first to seduce a mysterious-looking young woman drinking by herself at a corner table? The $100 bet is on for the trio—Jeff, a charismatic personal trainer; his half-brother Will, a Princeton grad student; and Tom, a recently discharged military man—and the game begins. What they don’t know is Suzy Bigelow’s innocent, girl-next-door looks hide some dangerous secrets, or that she has reasons of her own for luring an unsuspecting young lover close to her. Now, as a harmless wager takes on an explosive life of its own, it becomes frighteningly clear that there’s no going back once you’ve entered The Wild Zone.
The Wild Zone, a South Beach (Miami Beach, Fla.) bar filled with lusty men specifically, charismatic personal trainer Jeff Rydell; his cute visiting half-brother, Will, a Princeton graduate student; and Jeff s married best friend, Tom Whitman, a dishonorably discharged Afghanistan war veteran with some serious problems provides the starting point for bestseller Fielding s nonstop thrill ride. A sexy bar patron, Suzy Bigelow, inspires the trio to make a wager on who can bed her first, and they even ask Jeff s live-in girlfriend, a Wild Zone bartender, for help. Suzy chooses Will for a platonic date, which has some distinctly unpleasant repercussions that involve not only wide-eyed Will but desperate, gun-loving Tom, whose wife takes their children and files for divorce. Fielding (Still Life) combines a fast-paced plot with top-notch character development to create an atmosphere of brooding unease that explodes in a wonderfully wild resolution.
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The Wild Zone
Read this book start to finish but it was difficult to do. I think you need to like at least one of the characters in a book in order to really enjoy the book. I did not find any of the characters likable.
The end was a total surprise though. I did not see it coming but it really just made me like the book less.
The Wild Zone
Ending was surprising. Good book though.