Leo Rice seems like a nice enough guy, but why does he have to choose their beach? He could head ten miles up the Florida strip and everyone could just live happily ever after - no questions asked.
But Leo Rice does ask questions ... and suddenly Stebbins' Marina, an oasis of easy living, hard drinking and free love for its residents, is in jeopardy. And in less than a month, their paradise will be interrupted by twisted emotions, buried hatred - and brutal murder.
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Group, Limited|
|Sold by:||Hachette Digital, Inc.|
|File size:||279 KB|
About the Author
Date of Birth:July 24, 1916
Date of Death:December 28, 1986
Place of Birth:Sharon, PA
Place of Death:Milwaukee, WI
Education:Syracuse University 1938; M.B. A. Harvard University, 1939
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is one of MacDonald's books where he lets several of the characters have their own chapters told in the first person, before finishing up with three third-person chapters. Since he is omniscient about people's motivations, their foibles, and their innermost natures, he is able to do this....Of course, I'm being cynical here, but MacDonald is about the most confident writer I have ever seen at stepping into different personalities - even if his view of the relationship between men and women would have been perfectly suitable if he were writing about Neanderthals. You can't help but be carried along. This one has brawls, some pretty effective low comedy, a touching love story (he even brought tears to my eyes at one point!), an effective climax, and ties things up for us at the end in a nice gift box. And all of this in 157 pages. Too bad he isn't around to teach writing to our contemporary writers, who are doing their utmost to kill the art of reading, by not even getting their story started good until page 157!