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  • The Lailly Worm by Walter Donway

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    A chance to live again, love, and fight back–if Caroline Brecher's spirit can survive… A man who loves her, but knows the battle is not only for justice but for the woman she had been…

    “Caroline Brecher is every woman–and human being–whose courage and will to live and love again are tested when the unimaginable–and unendurable–strikes out of nowhere.”

    To Caroline Brecher, her weekend house in fashionable East Hampton is a symbol of success and the reward of hard work. Arriving on a perfect August afternoon, she doesn't care that she has no social plans, no date, no visitors. But suddenly she does have visitors–terrifying visitors, and her life becomes a surreal torment, “the perfect torture of a woman…”

    Will the soul-destroying ordeal ever end? Is there escape? Can what has been done to her and her very concept of herself as a woman ever be avenged? Can the love of a tough ex-Marine who conceives a passion for Caroline save her–even from herself–as their affair blazes into life in the presence of deadly danger?

    “The Lailly Worm,” named after the beloved Scottish ballad, is a romantic thriller about how evil, striking in an instant out of nowhere, can crush the beautiful, the successful, the “safe”–even in the privileged seclusion of a Long Island resort town. And how fate can offer a slender chance to fight back.

    The pace of this novel keeps accelerating right up to the moment innocence and evil come face-to-face.

    ” I would absolutely love to see this as a movie. Charlize Theron would make an awesome Caroline…. “–An Editor's Review.

    Don't miss this second novel by Walter Donway, author of “The Price of Hannah Blake.” Donway is not only a novelist but a poet whose sensuous style ensures that stories like “The Lailly Worm” are both thrilling and sensuous to read.