"A riveting story...grisly, surprising, and page-turningly suspenseful. A terrific old-school thriller."
—Booklist (starred review)
"ORCHARD GROVE is a classic slice of raw pulp noir, with all the traditional juicy ingredients: a dangerous woman, a loutish husband, and a sap to come between them."
—William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of DEFENDING JACOB
"Riveting...(a) chilling tale of obsessive love."
“ORCHARD GROVE is tightly crafted, smart, disturbing, elegantly complex thriller. It's utterly riveting. I dare you to start it and not keep reading.”
—M.J. Rose, New York Times bestselling author of THE REINCARNATIONIST
Something improved for me when Lana Cattivo moved in next door. It was like my skin had cracked open as easily and as fragile as an eggshell, my insides spilling out onto the floor. But at the same time, the void left behind was filled with something else entirely. Lust wasn’t entirely accurate. But then, neither was love. Not by a long shot.
From Thriller and Shamus Award winner Vincent Zandri comes a thriller that shows danger doesn't need to find you - because it's already right next door.
Sometimes fences make for nice neighbors. Other times they hide the evil within. Orchard Grove is a town like any other, with quiet neighborhoods and apple groves…though Ethan, the depressed screenplay writer, and his secretive wife, Susan, would tell you differently. So too would the seductive serial killer living right next door, separated by nothing but a fence and seemingly good intentions.
Yet while fences are meant to keep out evil that is tangible, they’re hardly a barrier for the manipulative mind games and dangerous lies that can ooze between the painted slats. The lines between good and evil are blurred, and then erased, as Ethan’s life slowly descends into chaos. In short, he must do whatever it takes to survive. Orchard Grove is a thriller from a writer lauded as one of the very best working today, and it will keep you turning pages long into the night. Keep your friends close—and your neighbors closer.