Mrs. White by Andrew and Laurence Klavan
In the suburbs of Connecticut, a carpenter embarks on a gruesome killing spree
While she’s preparing dinner for her husband, Mrs. Porter runs out of lemons. Driving to the supermarket through the achingly quaint downtown area of suburban Putnam Wells, she yearns for life in New York City. The Porters moved to Connecticut because it was supposed to be safer, quieter, more predictable—until that afternoon, when she returns home and finds a madman waiting with a butcher knife in his hand. He doesn’t just kill Mrs. Porter—he takes his time, leaving behind a gory scene that would horrify even the hardest New York cop.
The killer is Paul White, a local carpenter whose wife knows nothing about his thirst for blood; Mrs. White is an innocent who lives to make her husband and daughter happy. As she begins to see shadows of Paul’s vicious side, she will learn just how twisted love can be.
“The most original novelist of crime and suspense since Cornell Woolrich.” —Stephen King
“Klavan turns up the heat.” —Publishers Weekly
“Action sequences that never let up . . . wrung for every possible drop of nervous sweat.” —Booklist on the Homelanders series
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