Roused by a single drop of blood
on the bedsheet, Rosie Daniels
wakes up from fourteen years of a
nightmare marriage to the chilling
realisation that one of these days
her husband, Norman, is going to
kill her. Or worse still, he isn’t.
Taking her husband’s credit card,
Rosie suddenly takes flight,
determined to lose herself in a
place where Norman won’t find her.
She’ll worry about the rest later.
Alone in a strange city, Rosie
slowly begins to build a new life,
gaining confidence with each step.
Good things start to happen:
meeting Bill Steiner is one; and
finding an odd junk shop painting
is another. It may be bad art but
it’s perfect for her new apartment.
Moreover, the oddly old-fashioned
oil strangely seems to want her as
much as she wants it. The fact that
the name ‘Rose Madder’ is inscribed
on the back of the canvas surely
proves that it is meant to be hers.
And is destined to change her life –
perhaps in more ways than she can
But it’s hard for Rosie not to keep
looking over her shoulder. Rose-
maddened and on the rampage,
Norman is a corrupt cop, seductive
and brutal, with a dog’s instinct for
tracking people. And he’s getting
dose. Rosie can feel just how dose
he’s getting …
A brilliant dark-hued fable of the
gender wars, a haunting love story,
and a hold-your-breath-until-you-
gasp triumph of suspense, Rose
Madder is Stephen King at his
1st edition Hard Cover. In good preloved condition with the exception of finger smudges on pages 226, 242, 243, 245. A highly sought after book and a first edition. The finger smudges in no way diminish the readability of the book.