Man and Wife

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Macmillan, Oct 26, 2001 - Fiction - 302 pages
Cal Bradley's marriage is the stuff of romance. For fifteen years he has shared his life with Marie, a woman he passionately adores. In an idyllic corner of New England that has been home to his family for generations, Cal has become one of the most respected men in town: a father, a churchgoer, a talented psychiatrist who runs a family clinic. And life is good.
Then one night a nineteen-year-old boy named Peter Blue goes on a rampage. After a fight with his girlfriend, Blue sets fire to a local church and brandishes a stolen gun in the face of the town's hard-boiled police chief - a man unlikely to forgive or forget.
Friendless and suicidal, Blue is sent to Cal Bradley for treatment. For the patient, it's a last chance at redemption. But for the doctor, it's the beginning of a journey into a world of fear, deception, and murder. Because, somehow, Blue's extraordinary inner life is bizarrely linked to Carl's reality. And in the mystery of the teenager's mind lies the key to a more terrible mystery: Marie Bradley's hidden past.
Cal Bradley's marriage is about to become a dark territory of secrets and sudden death. And before he can face the truth, he's going to choose - between everything he believes is right, and everything he loves.

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Andrew Klavan is the author of such bestselling novels as True Crime, adapted into a film by Clint Eastwood, and Don t Say a Word, adapted into a film starring Michael Douglas. His novels have been nominated for the Edgar Award four times and have won twice. He lives in Southern California. Visit the author's website at

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