Author Miles Van Meter is on a book tour to promote his sensational bestseller Sleeping Beauty, a true-crime account of a deeply personal subject: the attack by a serial killer that left his twin sister, Casey, in a coma. Tonight the audience waits to hear Miles discuss recent developments in his sister's case -- unaware that pieces of this complex puzzle of violence, unkn...more
After some cheerful catch-up chat, a -great- movie enjoyed together, and a stop at Barnes and Noble, where Leah used to work, she made me an interesting ...more
I couldn't sleep, I couldn't put this book down. It was riveting right from the beginning!!
Ashley's life is horribly changed when at 17 her home is broken into her father is brutaly murdered. Her best friend Tanya is raped and murdered. And Ashley barely escapes with her life after climbing out a window and running to a neighbor. Her mother who wasn't at home that night but was at work convinces Ashley months later to go to a elite private school where tragedy follows them.
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We have read and generally enjoyed all nine of Margolin's previous outings, and find that this lawyer turned writer can craft a suspenseful story line along with the best of them. The books that have left us a little cold were ones where the author overpopulates with so many events and characters, doing justice to few of them, that hardly a reader can keep it all straight. Fortunately, in "Beauty", we have a cast of just a few main players to ...more
Oh yeah, there are murders and a rape, arrests and escape ...more
Thriller - Ashley Spencer and a friend had just gone to bed when an intruder slaughters Ashley's father and her friend. Ashley escapes. She transfers to a prep school where her mother takes a writing class with best-selling author Joshua Maxfield. His novel appears based on the Spen ...more
This is not your average murder novel. There are lots of bad guys and disorder but the plot twists are fantastic. As usual, Phillip Margolin came up with a captivating stor ...more
Wow. Chills. That's what I got at the end of this one. Without giving anything away, the author truly gives the reader a sense of utter amazement and shock. Rarely do I read novels that put me into that category, and Margolin did that for me ...more
bestselling masterwork of suspense
Phillip Margolin is the author of Proof Positive, Sleeping Beauty, Wild Justice, Ties That Bind and eight other New York Times bestsellers. He is a longtime criminal defense attorney and lives in Portland, Oregon.
Phillip Margolin knows how to pack in the thrills. With it's starting twists and turns, Sleeping Beauty will keep you guessing until it's shocking end.
Margolin maintains the suspense. This is his tenth nov ...more
While I picked this book in error, I was looking for true crime and this popped up because one of the characters in the book had written a true crime account within this novel. So, once I figured out it was fiction, I was well on my way into the book...it truly would have been a fascinating serial killer account.
The novel opens at the home of Norman and Terri Spencer whose home has just been invaded by a monster...who is la ...more
I'm a budding novelist and reading this book sent me back to my own work in progress to cut out ...more
Wow! Was this book awesome! I like how this story read and how it was written. I felt like this story was going on in my present life it felt so real. I never felt lost even though it kept going to different times in the book. ...more
One of the reasons i picked this book is simply because it is a murder mystery which I find relatively interesting and enjoyable to read. I do enjoy the author it didn't have any major awards. I like the types of books he writes and sells. I would recommend this book to someone who enjoys murder mysteries because this book is a good example of one. This book did not receive I am writing this report for Ms.Orona my English four teacher. The title of my book is Sleeping Beauty and the author's na ...more