Carole Berry, whose delightful Bonnie Indermill series has won her a wide following, proves here that she is just as adept at portraying the darker side of human nature. Nightmare Point is a gripping tale of psychological suspense, the story of one woman's desperate attempt to save her child. When Joyce Neuhauser's thirteen-year-old daughter Debbie disappears, everyone believes the young girl has simply run away, as she has done twice before. Only Joyce is certain that Debbie has been kidnapped. However, Joyce is recovering from a depression that culminated in a suicide attempt. The subsequent psychotherapy, although successful, left gaping holes in her memory - holes that may or may not be restored eventually, and so Joyce's credibility is dubious at best. Unbeknownst to Joyce, while the family was on vacation at Cape Cod, Debbie briefly met an older man. For Ronnie Haddon - the Shark - the chance encounter meant much more. Ronnie imagines himself in love with the vulnerable young girl and has taken steps to ensure their future together. When obsession leads to kidnapping and worse, Joyce must call upon untapped reserves of strength in order to be believed - and to save her daughter.
Used availability for Carole Berry's Nightmare Point
March 1993 : USA Hardback