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From New York Times bestselling author of All the Wrong Places comes the suspenseful story of a seemingly casual bet among friends gone terrifyingly awry.

This is how it starts. With a joke.

Two brothers—Will and Jeff—and their friend Tom are out one night at their favorite South Beach bar and decide to make a bet on who can be the first to seduce a mysterious-looking young woman drinking by herself. Pretty, dark-haired, and blue-eyed Suzy has an innocent, almost ordinary girl-next-door way about her.

Little do they know the secrets she’s hiding from the outside world, particularly those having to do with the daily horror she experiences under the watchful eye of her abusive husband. Little do they know she has an agenda of her own. Little do they know their harmless bet is about to take on a life of its own, a life full of deadly consequences for all concerned.

Fielding is continually praised for her “heart-pounding” (Booklist) brand of storytelling, full of “chillingly satisfying twists” (People). There’s certainly no going back once you’ve entered The Wild Zone.

© 2004 Dermot Cleary

Joy Fielding is the New York Times bestselling author of Now You See Her, The Wild Zone, Still Life, Charley’s Web, Heartstopper, Mad River Road, Puppet, Lost, Whispers and Lies, Grand Avenue, The First Time, See Jane Run, and other acclaimed novels. She divides her time between Toronto and Palm Beach, Florida. Visit her website at JoyFielding.com.

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