If you believe your life is the sum total of your choices, what do you do when things just don’t add up? You are about to find out. It won’t be pretty. It won’t be dull. And surely, it won’t be safe. In fact, making just one wrong choice could put evil at your bedside watching you sleep.
And so it is with Kate Simmons, a young woman who, by choosing to regain her life, actually puts it at risk by the very choices she makes. After unimaginable heartbreak stops her world on a dime, Kate falls into a three-year blackness of self blame that brings her to the edge of life, itself. As time finally brings light back through tiny cracks of renewed desire, Kate moves out of the prison she made for herself in her mother’s home to find a new reality, rooming with her best girlfriend, Charlie.
Yet, to be free is to be vulnerable, and Kate’s choices more than ever mark a splattered line between being happy and being dead.
Care to choose? Here’s your menu:
A strangely alluring building manager so possessed with wanting you for his own, he’ll bury more than the fact he has a girlfriend; a buff college student for whom you are clearly hot, as are all the other girls on campus; a pushy lawyer who is as handsome as he is intoxicated with conquest, who doesn’t take no for an answer, who gets what he wants — always.
Sometimes, it’s whom you choose. Sometimes, it’s who chooses you. If you’re Kate, it’s both, and it puts you on a perilous road where good looks and humor are the thin masks of jealous delusion and utter violence.
You’re in trouble when the sum total of your choices is written in blood red.
Kate Simmons is trying to start over. At only twenty-four, she has seen more than her fair share of tragedy. So she is looking forward to moving into a new apartment with her best friend, Charlie and starting a new semester at university. Carrying a full class schedule with a job leaves time for little else. But she can on occasion have a cup of coffee with her extremely friendly next-door neighbor, Roger. He’s handsome, but a bit too nosy about Kate’s personal life. When a missed appointment leads Kate into a relationship with the intense and passionate Neil Statton, she has no idea that it will set in motion a chain of events that will end in murder.
“That’s what I needed to hear, baby. I told you last night that I want to be your man. I can’t stand the thought of you being with anyone else. You have completely dazzled me. I don’t want anyone else to have you. Tell me that you are mine, that you won’t be with any other man,” he pleaded.”