Dreams Of Rescue

Author(s): Laura Shaine Cunningham

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A chilling literary thriller by the author of the much loved childhood memoir, Sleeping Arrangements

Why is Juliana always cast as the victim in her films? It's her eyes: 'they widen so nicely in terror.' In movies, she has been stabbed, bludgeoned, and once impaled upon a decorative sword. Now it may be that her once-loving husband is trying to kill her. Or has Juliana become too suggestible?

The elements - a frozen corpse, a stalker and a high-voltage courtroom drama - echo her starring roles, but where are her romantic saviours? The police don't seem like potential lovers; her lawyer wants her money: life, she discovers, is very different from the movies, especially her own. Even her charming lake resort town turns out to be a facade, hiding a divorce and dysfunction cottage industry.

Taut and beautifully written, Dreams of Rescue turns the female-in-peril story on its head, illuminating the secrets of a dangerous marriage and creating a contemporary tale as powerful as the classics Rebecca and Gaslight. First published 2003.

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