Palindrome Hardcover – Jan 18 1991
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From Publishers Weekly
Liz Barwick's tranquil life on an island off the Georgia coast turns nightmarish after a tragic secret two decades old is unearthed and her ex-husband, a steroid-crazed NFL star, goes on a murderous rampage. A "fast-paced, multilevel tale of mystery and revenge," said PW. "In a suspenseful--albeit telegraphed--final encounter, one deadly monster destroys another."
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
From Library Journal
Successful photographer Elizabeth Barwick is almost battered to death by her superstar pro-football player husband. To escape his vengeance, she accepts an offer to photograph Cumberland, a beautiful barrier island off the coast of Georgia. The novel's first four chapters are outstanding, describing Elizabeth's relationships with her husband and hotshot divorce lawyer, episodes which reveal her strength of mind and capture the reader's loyalty and interest. With her arrival on Cumberland however, the pace slows, a love interest with his own quirky past appears, and the story changes so radically the book reads like two separate novels. Attempts to fuse these elements with the reappearance of the psychotic husband don't succeed. This novel can't compare with the author's Chiefs ( LJ 5/1/81), but Woods's wide readership will want to make up their own minds.
- Lydia B. Johnson, Mesa P.L., Ariz.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Top Customer Reviews
Personally this book had me crying my eyes out at work! I sat at my desk bawling my head off and happily doing so because I enjoyed this book so much. Unlike some of the other reviewers I wasn't expecting the twists and turns of the story, so it was great to have friends just as surprised as I was going through it with me.
Even a couple of years later we still remind each other every so often about this book and tell others about it. This story sticks in your head and makes you care about what is happening to the characters. I may have liked Stuart Woods before this book, but after this I love the way his mind works!
Palindrome is an excellent piece of escape fiction by Stuart Woods. This exciting novel pulls the reader in with a fast-paced story that includes murder, mystery, and love. Stuart Woods provides the reader with sufficient information to keep the story interesting while still leaving the reader wanting to know more. This novel does not contain any profound thoughts on life's problems, but if you are looking for an exciting story, this is a good book to read.
Most recent customer reviews
Love Stuart Woods books. Have now read 30 of his books. Love them all except how is it that all of his characters were born in Delano, GA? Doesn't seem possible. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Kirk Bailey
A very enjoyable read that didn't demand too much of me! Had me a little jumpy here and there with some romance thrown in- a good book to take on a vacation.Published on Nov. 26 2013 by Nicole Shuglo
It had a few slow spots, but all-in-all it was very entertaining. There are several things going on at one time, such as the "crazy ex" and a mystery surrounding the twins that... Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2003
There is so much that kept me up late at night reading this book. Liz is a heroine anyone could relate to. Read morePublished on Aug. 18 2002
I have all of Stuart Woods' books. Palindrome is my favorite. The mystery and intrigue keep you guessing until the very end.Published on Sept. 21 2001 by D. Kuckenmeister
Liz, a photographer, leaves what apparently was an abusive marriage and disappears to start a new life. Read morePublished on Aug. 19 2001 by LadyT
If you ever thought about reading a novel written by Stuart Woods and could only pick one, this is it. This was a great suspenseful, romantic and exciting book to read. Read morePublished on Oct. 25 2000 by Shorty