The Lonely Places

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Dell Publishing, 2003 - Fiction - 355 pages
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When love turns to obsession there’s no place to hide.

Preparing to escape the darkest period of her life, Ruth Gemmill needs the consolation of her brother, Alex, a man she cannot breathe without. It’s not the first time. She couldn’t breathe without Matt either. Matt, who loved to beat her--until Ruth found the strength to escape the terrifying abuse of her domestic existence.

Or so she would like to think. Little does she realize the extent of the crippling cobwebs her vicious lover has spun throughout her mind....But fate deals Ruth another blow when Alex suddenly disappears. To bring him home, Ruth is forced to confront her emotional demons through a bewildering landscape, where the phantoms of a menacing past lurk around every corner, determined to wake Ruth up to the most horrifying reality of all. Some webs can never be swept away, some spiders sting to destroy.

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THE LONELY PLACES

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A battered woman hunts for her lost brother in a fog-shrouded village of the damned.In an opening scene with few rivals for knuckle-duster impact, narrator Ruth Gemmill finds herself in an abandoned ... Read full review

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In his new novel, British author Morris branches out from his horror roots (Stitch, The Horror Club) into the arena of psychological suspense. Ruth Gemmill is still trying to escape the remnants of an ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

\J. M. Morris lives in North Yorkshire, England.


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