A Kiss Before You Leave Me [NOOK Book]

Overview

Three master manipulators and a woman in love clash in the worlds of surveillance, voyeurism and art. Miranda's ex wants her back. His mother will do anything to keep them apart. Her secret weapon? A seductive Adonis with demons of his own--and plans for Miranda. Both moral tale and guilty pleasure, KISS is a thriller whose violence is emotional--and all the worse because done in the name of love.
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Overview

Three master manipulators and a woman in love clash in the worlds of surveillance, voyeurism and art. Miranda's ex wants her back. His mother will do anything to keep them apart. Her secret weapon? A seductive Adonis with demons of his own--and plans for Miranda. Both moral tale and guilty pleasure, KISS is a thriller whose violence is emotional--and all the worse because done in the name of love.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011103735
  • Publisher: James Hulbert
  • Publication date: 9/15/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 155,161
  • File size: 695 KB

Meet the Author

James Hulbert has worked as a bartender, food bank coordinator, government worker, Peace Corps Volunteer, research assistant, teacher, translator, and video rental clerk. He studied literature at Princeton, Freiburg, Geneva, and Yale. He has translated texts by Jacques Derrida and Jacques Lacan, as well as Hans Biedermann's 'Dictionary of Symbolism'. Hulbert is married to the painter Jim Carpenter, for whom he has somehow never posed nude, at least not in a professional capacity. His other avowed weaknesses include Jascha Heifetz, cinema, lattes and the German sci-fi series 'Perry Rhodan'. His blog is at jaschawrites.blogspot.com; on Twitter he's @jaschawrites. 'A Kiss Before You Leave Me' is his first novel.
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  • Posted December 15, 2010

    Beautifully Written - Great Read

    I give this novel 5 stars because among other things, it is one the most finely crafted and beautifully written novels I've ever read. It poses as a romance but there are layers to this text that make it much more than a great page turner.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2012

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    A Kiss Before You Leave Me is literary fiction (one of those &ld

    A Kiss Before You Leave Me is literary fiction (one of those “you know it when you see it” things) with the plot of a suspense novel. The characters are different from the norm enough that guessing their secrets and how it will all work out is virtually impossible. How I felt about different characters kept changing as the story progressed with some significant surprises down the finishing stretch.

    One item I noted was what seemed like a change in the point of view from one book (major sections of the novel) to the next. In reality it wasn’t a change in the point of view – it is all in third person – however, it changes from past tense to the narrator describing a series of paintings in present tense which allude, albeit ambiguously, to what happened. I don’t see anything wrong with this practice and these sections were well executed, but it may be off-putting to some readers.

    **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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