A Passion For Horror
Rose Daniels knows how to take a beating. After
fourteen years married to
Rose Daniels knows how to take a beating. After fourteen years married to
Once Rosie has decided to go, she knows that
she has to go straight away, before she changes her mind. She takes
Things could have turned out very differently for Rosie, but fortune smiles on her and she finds a place to stay, a job, and even some new friends. She also meets one very special friend, Bill Steiner.
On the day that she first meets Bill, Rosie also finds a very unusual picture in a junk shop. The picture is called Rose Madder and from the very first moment Rosie sees it, the picture asserts a power over her. She has to have it and exchanges it for her engagement ring—a straight swap.
Rose is happy with
her picture and happy with her new life and—all in all—things are
going very well for her, even if there does seem to be a little more to
her new picture than meets the eye. Rose Madder though, is the least
of her problems.
I enjoyed reading Rose Madder. Mine
paperback version, it ran to 595 pages and I read it in just 3
sittings. I had intended to take a little longer over the book—I had
other things I wanted to do—but, once I started on the last 250
pages, I just couldn't put it down because, among other things, I
wanted to know whether
There are some very interesting characters in
the book, and it is hard not to like them. It is even harder not to hate
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