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Close to You

Mary Jane Clark

St. Martin's Press

Millions of people are watching-- one wants to kill her... What she found was her worst nightmare...

She thought she'd found safety.

In front of the camera, as anchorwoman for KEY Evening Headlines, she savvy, sexy, and sophisticated. But when she steps out of the spotlight, Eliza Blake is far more vulnerable than her devoted viewers would ever imagine. Single-handedly raising a young daughter, she's finally found a safe haven: a dream house in the suburbs, where nothing can ever threaten her again...

It begins with a venomous letter. No stranger to the occasional hate mail that mingles with glowing correspondence from adoring fans, Eliza is at first unaware that this time, the writer isn't a harmless nutcase. Then come the menacing phone calls. Now that her serene suburban life is shattered by fear, Eliza must face the chilling realization that the stalker is closer, and more lethal, than anyone ever suspected-- perhaps even concealed behind a trusted, familiar face...

Millions of people are watching-- one wants to kill her... What she found was her worst nightmare...

She thought she'd found safety.

In front of the camera, as anchorwoman for KEY Evening Headlines, she savvy, sexy, and sophisticated. But when she steps out of the spotlight, Eliza Blake is far more vulnerable than her devoted viewers would ever imagine. Single-handedly raising a young daughter, she's finally found a safe haven: a dream house in the suburbs, where nothing can ever threaten her again...

It begins with a venomous letter. No stranger to the occasional hate mail that mingles with glowing correspondence from adoring fans, Eliza is at first unaware that this time, the writer isn't a harmless nutcase. Then come the menacing phone calls. Now that her serene suburban life is shattered by fear, Eliza must face the chilling realization that the stalker is closer, and more lethal, than anyone ever suspected-- perhaps even concealed behind a trusted, familiar face...

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Close to You
AugustChapter 1"Eliza! I've found it! But you've got to come out here and look at it right away. It isn't going to last."Eliza Blake listened to Louise Kendall's breathless voice and felt her own heart beat faster. She glanced at her watch as she swiveled around in her high-backed leather chair and looked out the windowed wall of her office down to the studio on the floor below. She could see the stagehands readying the set for the news segment she was scheduled to pretape for this evening's broadcast."God, Louise," Eliza pleaded. "There's no way I can leave now.""You have to."
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Praise for Close to You

"[An] expert tale...delivers the goods."--Publishers Weekly

"Clark's story retains its suspense throughout."--Newark Star-Ledger

"A frightening-- and firsthand-- look at the darker side of celebrity."--Sun Herald (Colusa, CA)
"[An] expert tale...delivers the goods."--Publishers Weekly

"Clark's story retains its suspense throughout."--Newark Star-Ledger

"A frightening-- and firsthand-- look at the darker side of celebrity."--Sun Herald (Colusa, CA)

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  • Mary Jane Clark

  • Mary Jane Clark is the author of five novels. She is a producer and a writer at CBS News in New York City and lives in northern New Jersey.
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