The Perfect Husband

The Perfect Husband

Large Print - 1998
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Tess was only eighteen when she married Jim Beckett, a decorated police officer. Having grown up in an abusive household, she thought she'd found her savior in Jim. But he quickly showed a dark, controlling side and an explosive rage that, unbeknownst to Tess, resulted in his committing multiple murders. When Tess finally put the pieces together, she helped the police capture Jim. But now two y ears later, he's escaped from prison, and Tess knows he's going after her.Tess isn't about to sit still and be turned into a victim once more. Leaving her daughter in the protective custody of the police, she travels to Arizona where she intends to hire the infamous mercenary J.T. Dillon to teach her how to protect herself. J.T. has had enough of life, having lost too many of his personal battles, and is content is drink himself into oblivion. But Tess refuses to go away, and J.T. realizes that she's his one chance to redeem himself.Meanwhile, the police are on a manhunt for Jim, who has started killing again. Finally, everyone realizes that the only way to capture the elusive Jim is to set Tess up as a bait, leading to a breath-stealing climax.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : G.K. Hall, 1998.
Edition: Large print ed. --
ISBN: 9780783884134
Characteristics: 472 p. --


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Feb 22, 2018

When Tess married Jim Beckett, she thought he was her night in shining armor, but little did she know what she was getting herself into. Jim turned out to be a serial killer. Tess finally figured it out and turned in him. He escaped from jail and swore he would kill her. She decided to go to J. T. Dillon, an ex marine and have him train her to fight back. It is a game of cat and mouse and J. T. swears he will keep her safe. This is a book that I could not put down.

May 23, 2013

Story about about a women who is tormented by her serial killer husband. She goes to an ex-marine (mercenary), for help in training; including combat, shooting etc. to help defend herself an her daughter.
Straight-forward action sequences. The book dwells on the emotional scars of the characters too much. Not one I would recommend.

Nov 08, 2007

Sick but suspenseful.

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