Author: McKay, Gardner
Publisher: Little Brown & Company, Boston
Publication Date: 1998
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: VG
D-j Condition: F
Comments: Mark on front board. Front board lightly bowed. Mark on fore-edge.
Synopsis: Everyone in Los Angeles is an actor — the waitresses, the plumbers, even the psychopaths. Toyer is a madman, so skilled as an actor that even his reader can forget that he is a diabolical villain. Highly intelligent and masterfully manipulative, he charms his way into the homes of his victims, all beautiful young women. With no trace of forced entry at the crime scene, the police are baffled, and as the number of victims increases, they show no sign of solving the case.
Enter Dr. Maude Garance. As the neurologist who cares for Toyer’s victims, Dr. Garance is living daily with the horror that Toyer’s savagery yields. She must stop him at any cost, her life included.
Toyer is a superb, disturbing, and highly entertaining psychological thriller with a chilling and original twist. It marks the debut of a compelling writer whose ability to shock will stun even seasoned suspense readers.