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Macmillan, Apr 16, 2005 - Fiction - 224 pages
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An Erotic Ghost Story by the Author of Hell House and A Stir of Echoes

David and Ellen Cooper came to the lonely beachside cottage in hopes of rekindling their troubled marriage. Yet they are not alone on their second honeymoon. Marianna, a beautiful and enigmatic stranger, comes to visit David whenever Ellen is away.

Who is Marianna, and where has she come from?

Even as he succumbs to her seductive charms, David realizes that Marianna is far more than a threat to his marriage, for her secrets lie deep in the past and beyond the grave. And her unholy desires endanger the life and soul of everyone she touches.

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The writing was excellent, 4.25 stars. - Goodreads
The ending is a little to story book and drawn out. - Goodreads
Even the sex scenes were dry and lacking. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Steven Jenkins - Goodreads

A fantastic novel! Yet another example of the late-great Matheson's brilliance, to be able to take such a simple premise, and turn it into something fast-paced, tense, and chilling. An easy and highly enjoyable read! Read full review

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User Review  - Graham - Goodreads

This is an erotic ghost-story.A man who is struggling with his marriage is challenged by a very seductive ghost that drains his energy.It is a very enjoyable tale whether you believe in ghosts or not ... Read full review

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Richard Matheson was The New York Times bestselling author of I Am Legend, Hell House, Somewhere in Time, The Incredible Shrinking Man, A Stir of Echoes, The Beardless Warriors, The Path, Seven Steps to Midnight, Now You See It…, and What Dreams May Come, among others. He was named a Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention, and received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has also won the Edgar, the Spur, and the Writer's Guild awards. In 2010, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. In addition to his novels Matheson wrote several screenplays for movies and TV, including “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” based on his short story, along with several other Twilight Zone episodes. He was born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, and fought in the infantry in World War II. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Matheson died in June, 2013, at the age of eighty-seven.

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