Pretty Maids in a Row

Pretty Maids in a Row

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by Marilyn Campbell
     
 

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Fourteen years ago, five women college students were seduced and cruelly humiliated by a group of fraternity brothers. Now someone is taking revenge by brutally murdering the men, one by one. When one of the women becomes the prime suspect, she teams up with a reporter to find the real killer before someone else dies.

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Fourteen years ago, five women college students were seduced and cruelly humiliated by a group of fraternity brothers. Now someone is taking revenge by brutally murdering the men, one by one. When one of the women becomes the prime suspect, she teams up with a reporter to find the real killer before someone else dies.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A headline-grabbing plot that draws from the Anita Hill situation, the Spur Posse in Lakewood, Calif., and the case of Lorena Bobbit is the basis of this soap opera masquerading as psychological suspense novel. ``Little Sister'' was a jeering sobriquet applied by 15 Dominion University frat brothers to the sometimes willing--and oft-times raped--coeds they dogged for sex, then tallied on their ``dance cards.'' Now, 14 years after she was victimized, environmental lobbyist Holly Kaufman finds that one of her assaulters, Tim Ziegler, now a senator, has been nominated for a cabinet post. His role in the vicious game is raked up, then swiftly buried. Disgusted, Holly joins the Little Sister Society, a group dedicated to nonviolent retribution. Her fellow members are a quartet of one-note characters: Bobbi, a mousy IRS employee with a movie-of-the-week-style split personality; calculating businesswoman Erica, who has buried several husbands; Rachel, a man-hating, lesbian FBI agent; and April, a psychologist. Clearly, someone has become unhinged: first Ziegler, then other ex-frat boys, are killed in a vengeful, bloody fashion. Campbell, the author of Pyramid of Dreams and other paperback novels, tries to inject excitement with a sizzling romance between sex-shy Holly and a womanizing, arrogant reporter trailing the group, but she can't get beyond the formulaic argue-assault-apologize school of attraction. The final scene, in which the killer is unmasked, is ludicrously flat. Literary Guild selection. (Mar.)
Library Journal - Library Journal
This new novel by the author of Stardust Dreams (NAL, 1993) takes as its premise the gang rape of five coeds at Dominion University by an immoral group of fraternity brothers. Years later, as the story begins, one of those fraternity brothers is being confirmed by the Senate as Secretary of Housing in an atmosphere reminiscent of the Hill-Thomas hearings. (``Mizz Wallace, did you or did you not willingly take Senator Ziegler's penis into your mouth on more than one occasion?'') Senator Ziegler's murder and the subsequent deaths of two others involved in the long-ago rape lead authorities to suspect heroine Holly Kaufman and fellow members of ``The Little Sister Society.'' Stiff, unlikable characters and uninspired writing with too many shock vulgarities diminish what could have been an interesting story of vengeance for the exploitation of the ``weaker sex.'' Not recommended.-- Alice DiNizo, Raritan P.L., N.J.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451405715
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.28(w) x 6.86(h) x 1.05(d)

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Jill Smith
Stunning...powerful storytelling...a riveting, intense novel of justice denied, vengeance, and murder.
Judith Kelman
A funny novel of love, lust, and lethal vengeance!

Meet the Author

Marilyn Campbell has been published in the genres of suspense, erotic thrillers, futuristic, time-travel, paranormal, erotic and lighthearted contemporary romances, non-fiction metaphysical works and has had a screenplay produced. A true thrill-junkie, she has jumped out of an airplane, raced around the Indy 500 track, driven solo throughout the United States and believes a great roller coaster ride can cure whatever ails her. She currently resides in The Lone Star state with her daughter and their four-legged companions, Milk-Dud and Sweetie.

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