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Rob Kaufman

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As a child, Rob was always fascinated by the stories recited by those around him and the words used to tell them. As he got older, his need to tell his own stories grew, as did his ability to share them in exciting and captivating ways.

However, he wanted to share more than just stories. His primary desire was to create characters with whom people could relate, while at the same time bringing them through a journey from which most would crumble.

His degree in Psychology was the first step toward getting beneath the surface of the people in his life. What followed was a lifelong search for what makes people tick – what forces them to become evil when deep down in their heart of hearts, they are yearning for love. Rob’s characters walk this sea
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Thanks for the question (and the great review)! When I think about it carefully, the concept of Angela's character came first - but…more
Hey Michelle!
Thanks for the question (and the great review)! When I think about it carefully, the concept of Angela's character came first - but honestly, she was developed only a few seconds before the storyline with Philip and Jonathan. I won't go into detail here, (it's a long answer) but if you read my blog, "Where the HELL did Angela come from?", you'll be able to see why I responded to this question the way I did. Thanks again for the question and I hope it's one of many...!
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First of all, I'm so glad you enjoyed "One Last Lie". It's a book that's close to my heart so it makes me happy when someone else appreciates…more
Hi Cathy!
First of all, I'm so glad you enjoyed "One Last Lie". It's a book that's close to my heart so it makes me happy when someone else appreciates my story.

As far as a book in the "same vein"... well, I'd recommend my other novel, "In the Shadow of Stone". Not only because I wrote it, but because it has multiple similarities to "One Last Lie" in terms of writing style, character formation and intrigue/suspense. I'd also recommend (not sure if you've read these yet), books by Jane Hamilton - "Map of the World" or "Book of Ruth" and Jodi Picoult - "The Pact" and "My Sister's Keeper" (very different than the movie).

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you read any of these.

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Description: Her name is Angela – beautiful and charismatic, she’s every man’s dream and every woman’s envy. But she wasn’t always like this and the secrets of her scarred past cling to her like a poisonous leech. Her beguilement has become the perfect disguise, hiding her silent rage and compulsive determination to get whatever she wants no matter who gets hurt, or killed, along the way. And now she’s about to wreak havoc in the lives of her old college friend Philip and his life partner Jonathan, a loving couple whose most fervent dream of having a child has consistently eluded them. With a masterful performance, she convinces them that she’s not the person she once was and the three should have a child together through artificial insemination. The agreement is made and from that moment on, Philip and Jonathan’s idyllic life begins to unravel. Like Alex Forrest (Glenn Close) in Fatal Attraction and Catherine Trammel (Sharon Stone) in Basic Instinct, Angela’s mask of deceit gradually disintegrates as her psychological demons claw to the surface, leaving Philip and Jonathan regretting the day they ever allowed her into their lives. Filled with psychological suspense and pervasive foreboding, this page-turning thriller brings readers on a relentless rollercoaster ride, evoking emotional upheaval that remains long after this novel’s final word. Told from an elderly Jonathan’s hospital bed, the story quickly unfolds into a tale of legal, medical and psychological twists that turn into heartbreak, deception and ultimately murder. One Last Lie is a timely and tension-filled novel with an ending that shocks even the most observant of readers.

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Rob Rosen Rob, hi. Hope all is well. Since we’re Goodreads friends, I thought I’d share my latest novel, Midlife Crisis, with you.

"Rob Rosen does madcap gay humor better than anyone else writing today. Midlife Crisis is no exception." - Neil Plakcy, author of The Mahu Investigations

I hope you can pick up a copy. As a special thanks for your time, feel free to message me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/therobrosen) for a free PDF copy of any of my other 9 novels, which you can find here: http://www.therobrosen.com

All the best,

Rob Rosen


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Rob Kaufman Thanks, Tina!
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