Summer's new life isn't glamourous as owner/sole employee of the Daisy Fresh janitorial company. Scrubbing the floors of a funeral home, Summer sees a corpse "come to life" and becomes his hostage on a wild run from his past. "Frankenstein", as Summer calls the man battered beyond recognition, forces Summer to realize that people aren't always ...
Summer's new life isn't glamourous as owner/sole employee of the Daisy Fresh janitorial company. Scrubbing the floors of a funeral home, Summer sees a corpse "come to life" and becomes his hostage on a wild run from his past. "Frankenstein", as Summer calls the man battered beyond recognition, forces Summer to realize that people aren't always what they seem.
When the main character, "Summer", goes from singing "Can't Get No Satisfaction" to "Somethin strange in the neighborhood....Who ya gonna call?". I knew this book was special. Karen Robards never disappoints but I have to admit this is one wild romp from cover to cover. Her creative writing brings her characters to vivid life; even "Frankenstein". It wasn't long before I wanted to save the "monster" myself. This story also made me smile a lot about "living" to be 30-something.
Publishers Weekly, 1995-10-16 In this romantic thriller, a female janitor cleaning a funeral home is abducted by a man she'd thought was dead. (Nov.)
Publishers Weekly, 1994-12-19 With intriguing twists and turns, Robards's (Maggie's Child) latest is a fast-paced romantic thriller, peopled by down-to-earth characters. The heroine, Summer McAfee-proud owner of Daisy Fresh, a janitorial company-has no inkling of the crazy spin her life will take late one Saturday night as she cleans the Harmon Brothers Funeral Home. Unnerved by the obviously spooky environment, she nevertheless is brave enough to investigate a noise. Before she can blink, she's nabbed by a corpse who turns out to be badly beaten but not yet dead. ``Frankenstein'' as she will call him, is none other than the infamous Steve Calhoun, a former detective who is now on the run not only from drug dealers but also from the ghost of Deedee, his former mistress, whose purported suicide in his office was the cause of his very public disgrace and divorce. Convinced that Deedee was murdered, Steve had been investigating her death when he stumbled on the drug dealers-crooks who have day jobs on the Tennessee State Police force. As Steve continues to outwit their pursuers, Summer begins to see beyond his rough exterior. Grudging respect becomes mutual admiration and, eventually, love. Dialogue laced with surprising humor makes this fine blend of ghost story, romance and mystery a diverting read. Doubleday Book Club main selection; Literary Guild alternate. (Feb.)
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