A Dark Love

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Only Caroline knows the truth about her husband, the brilliant psychoanalyst whose list of patients includes some of Washington, D.C.'s, most celebrated. Caroline has seen the darkest side of this cruel, controlling psychopath who watches her every move. With only a few precious minutes allotted to her, escape is now or never. Caroline must run for her life . . . as far and fast as she can.

But even two thousand miles isn't far enough. A new identity, new town, and new ...

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Overview

Only Caroline knows the truth about her husband, the brilliant psychoanalyst whose list of patients includes some of Washington, D.C.'s, most celebrated. Caroline has seen the darkest side of this cruel, controlling psychopath who watches her every move. With only a few precious minutes allotted to her, escape is now or never. Caroline must run for her life . . . as far and fast as she can.

But even two thousand miles isn't far enough. A new identity, new town, and new love—rugged pro-footballer-turned-outdoorsman Ken Kincaid—won't protect her. Because Caroline knows Porter will never stop until he's hunted her down.

And there will be a reckoning . . .

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Romantic comedy author Carroll (The True Match) brings tight prose and excellent pacing to her tense first thriller. Caroline Hughes abandons her abusive, controlling psychiatrist husband, hoping to begin a new life with a new name, but Dr. Porter Moross, a Freudian analyst who's more psycho than therapist, willingly destroys his life and career in a mad effort to track his elusive wife across the country. Finding shelter in a tiny mountain town, Caroline meets divorced football player Ken Kincaid, but their romance sometimes seems wedged into a story mostly focused on Porter's madness and Caroline's fear. Porter is both terrifying and sympathetic, while Caroline seems almost waifish until an unexpected and satisfying ending makes it clear that she's not just waiting for Ken to save her. Suspense fans who like a touch of romance will find this a winner. (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061652783
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/25/2009
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.74 (w) x 4.34 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Vodopia Carroll is a New York City native. The author of A Dark Love, she earned a BA from The George Washington University, and has lived in London; New York; Washington, D.C.; and Santa Fe, New Mexico. She enjoyed a high-flying career in publishing and public relations, specializing in international luxury travel. Her job took her all over the globe until she got married and became a mother, thereby embarking on the most exciting adventure of her life. The Carrolls live in Michigan with a Scottish terrier named Buddy.

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  • Posted August 13, 2009

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    This is a super suspense thriller

    In DC Caroline Hughes knows she has had enough from her famous martinet husband, Dr. Porter Moross whose abuse could leave her dead. She believes that if she gets a new identity and relocates in some isolated area across the other side of the Mississippi he would not stalk her Though he will search for her, Peter would never give up being Freudian psychotherapist to a Washington who's who.

    On a Greyhound Caroline makes good her escape, accompanied by Pippin the Yorkie, finding shelter two thousand miles from DC as Alice Stevens. There she meets divorced football player Ken Kincaid; both have reasons to not see one another, but the attraction is strong. However, Caroline miscalculated Porter's obsession or his panic attacks as he is coming ever closer paying a PI to find her and willing to give up his practice to take care of personal business.

    This is a super suspense thriller that hooks the audience from the moment Caroline leaves and builds up the tension as readers anticipate Porter confronting her. The romantic subplot between Caroline and Ken feels forced and unnecessary as little Caroline can stand on her own. Fans will appreciate the aptly title A DARK LOVE; knowing the obsessed Peter is coming for his beloved.

    Harriet Klausner

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2009

    Light reading

    This book is ok if you don't want a deep plot or character analysis. Predictable.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    Thank goodness I bought this when the ebook was on sale for $.99

    Thank goodness I bought this when the ebook was on sale for $.99. I found this book to be pretty predictable. I know how hard it is to write a book; I'm finishing my first one now. But I also know that I'm lucky enough to have honest friends and editors tell me if something is clichéd or has been overdone in books they've read or just doesn't ring true or sound real. This is the stereotypical "abused wife finally gets the nerve and leaves controlling husband" plot. It's also a romance, so we know the heroine is going to live; I never felt like her life was in danger at any point so far. I did find that I was annoyed by the MANY points of view in this book: Caroline, Porter, Ken, the woman who hires Caroline, the Inn Keeper (did NOT need her POV for any reason), the PI, the nosey neighbors (both husband and wife) in DC, the DC cop, Caroline's College Crush… and the list goes on. I think most books should be kept to no more than 4 or 5 major POVs (where we’re in these character’s heads most), at least in a good mystery—it's okay to have a couple minor POVs (ones where it’s a victim), but this one has more than 10 and I got confused! Also, there were more flash backs than I needed, if you can call an entire evening/date a flashback. I was taught that flashbacks are brief, critical snippets of information crucial to the present situation. Flashbacks should be no longer than 1 to 1.5 pages (at most); not 5 pages. For me this book is too easy to put down and I didn't really care for any of the characters. I found the internal conflict of Porter to be a bit overdone (he loves her, he hates her, he wants to make her pay, he's sad, etc and so on). I don't even know why Caroline married Porter in the first place—it wasn't clear. I found Caroline to be weak and passive, too scared and, at times, foolish. I'll finish the book because I spent my hard-earned money on it and feel like I should at least give the author the benefit of the doubt. Two stars for setting description—Colorado is gorgeous!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2011

    Dont' bother

    NOT a good book. Not even an OK book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2011

    I only wish she would write more books!

    I loved this book also! The small hints of what her life was like scattered throughout the book added to the mystery. A good read. I couldn't put it down!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2009

    same ole same old

    the theme of this book has been done over and over, just not as bad. The main character, Caroline, is pathetic and simpering. The bad guy, hubby, has been stereotypically described in the physical sense, there is no real discerning as to why she initially fell in love with him. Furthermore, her falling for the "good" guy was high school amatuerish, as though the author is stil caught up in the love at first sight notion. The book is predictable and there is no real romance, I can't fathom why the good guy would ever fall for such a weak character. Waste of money, for sure.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2009

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    A Dark Love...a great book by a great new author

    I loved A Dark Love! Margaret Carroll proved herself to be a wonderful storyteller with a talent for writing. I picked up this book and couldn't put it down, and the with such vivid description I could actually imagine myself in the beautiful Colorado mountains and the bustling streets of Washington D.C. A wonderful choice for anyone, there is a draw for all types of readers. Enjoy!

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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