Seventeen-year-old Ashley Spencer learned what true horror was the night a serial killer invaded her home and brutally murdered her father and her best friend. But the terror did not end there . . .
A year after the unspeakable events, Ashley is still trying to piece together what is left of her life. But the nightmare is reawakened at the elite private school that had appeared to be a safe haven for Ashley and her mother, Terri, when a new book called Sleeping Beauty hits the national bestseller lists—a shattering true account of the crimes that ripped Ashley’s world apart.
And now Ashley must run for her life again.
About the Author
Phillip Margolin has written nineteen novels, many of them New York Times bestsellers, including his latest novels Woman with a Gun, Worthy Brown’s Daughter, Sleight of Hand, and the Washington trilogy. Each displays a unique, compelling insider’s view of criminal behavior, which comes from his long background as a criminal defense attorney who has handled thirty murder cases. Winner of the Distinguished Northwest Writer Award, he lives in Portland, Oregon.
“Compelling....Thrills and chills in a satisfying way [that] keeps you awake and guessing.” — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Intricately plotted, tense and suspenseful … With unexpected twists and turns, the story moves to an explosive climax.” — Toronto Sun
“Another sure winner...The twists and turns of the plot keep the suspense ratcheted up to an excruciating level..” — Library Journal (Starred)
“Clever and diabolical....A must for suspense fans.” — BookPage (winner of the Mystery of the Month and Tip of the Ice Pick Award)
“Sends chills up the spine.” — Orlando Sentinel
“Skillfully plotted … maintains the suspense … one of [Margolin’s] best.” — Memphis Commercial Appeal
“Margolin delivers a nifty sleight of hand....Don’t assume anything in this well-crafted chiller.” — Fort Myers News-Press
“Even the most skeptical reader might be surprised to learn who is responsible for the mayhem.” — Albany Times Union
“Margolin pulls off a genuinely surprising ending.” — Booklist
“Phillip Margolin [is] one of those rare authors who can create a genuinely surprising ending.” — Lisa Scottoline, author of KILLER SMILE
“Phillip Margolin knows how to pack in the thrills ... SLEEPING BEAUTY will keep you guessing until its shocking end.” — Tess Gerritsen, author of THE SINNER
“SLEEPING BEAUTY will keep you awake all night. Phillip Margolin has done it again!” — Harlan Coben, author of NO SECOND CHANCE
“Phillip Margolin plays delicious tricks on his readers, dashing expectations, twisting the knife deeper, making the suspense really hurt.” — Perri O'Shaughnessy, author of PRESUMPTION OF DEATH