The Engagement

The Engagement

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From the author of the highly acclaimed "A Child's Book of True Crime," "a brilliant, seductive, and unnerving first novel of sexual betrayal" ("O, The Oprah Magazine"), comes a dazzling, intense, and erotic second novel set in an isolated mansion in the country. Liese Campbell has an engagement for the weekend: to stay with Alexander Colquhoun, the handsome, well-mannered heir of an Australian pastoral dynasty, at his country seat some hours from Melbourne. Liese is English. She's come to Australia to work at her uncle's real-estate business and pay off her debts. Alexander has been looking for a place in the city. The luxury apartments Liese shows him have become sets for a relationship that satisfies their fantasies--and her financial problems. Both players understand the rules. Or so she thinks. Across the ancient landscape they drive at dusk to his grand decaying mansion. Here Liese senses a change in Alexander and realizes that a different game has begun. Chloe Hooper's riveting and provocative new novel is a psychological thriller for the modern age, an exploration of the snares of money and love and the dark side of erotic imagination. A trap has been set, but how and why? And for whom?show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 197 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 430.91g
  • Scribner Book Company
  • United States
  • English
  • 1416561625
  • 9781416561620
  • 626,388

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"This beautifully crafted psychological thriller really got under my skin...Hooper's achievement is to make us frightened for" Liese and, increasingly, frightened of" her, too."--A.N. Wilson "Reader s Digest (U.K.) ""show more