Someone Is Bleeding by Richard Matheson

By Richard Matheson

EISBN-13: 9780795336010

Young novelist Dave Newton is readily smitten whilst he meets blonde, appealing Peggy. yet Peggy has a prior filled with abuse and terror—and she's concerned with Jerry, a attorney with mob connections and an outdated rival from Dave's university days. quickly, Dave unearths himself stuck in a love triangle with Peggy and Jerry, eager to win her affections. but if corpses start to pile up in Peggy's wake, Dave needs to face the fact that both Jerry is a mass murderer—or Peggy is.

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Ms. Suburbia goes jogging. It was nine thirty on a Saturday and people were out in their yards, mowing their lawns or cleaning up storm damage. A sweating, red-faced man was washing his car in his driveway, listening to the boom box he’d set out on his lawn. The radio was tuned to a news station. “ . . believed to be in the Fond du Lac area,” the radio announced. “Maguire, serving a life term at Taycheedah for the murder of her husband, is the object of a massive manhunt. She is described as being five feet three inches tall, brown-haired and blue-eyed, with no known scars or tattoos .

I was outside! For the first time in four years I was not, technically, in prison. Digging out the gravel imbedded in my palms and using my tongue to take roll call of my teeth, I scanned the terrain. Beyond the road was no-man’s-land, a flat stretch of ground with all vegetation slashed away, as wide and exposed as an interstate highway. Expecting to hear a bullhorn-amplified voice ordering me to halt any second, I slithered commando style across the open stretch until I reached the woods opposite.

But here’s the truth: I spend a lot of time pondering ways to break out of this place. And wondering what I’d do if I succeeded. The Escape Diaries : A Guide to Breaking Out of Prison Escape tip #1: Be prepared. Actually I wasn’t prepared at all. I just wanted to go to bed. I was tired and cranky, sweat was puddling between my boobs, and my armpits smelled like sprouting onions. Deodorant cost one ninety-five at the prison canteen, well beyond the means of someone who earned ten cents an hour. Given a choice between M&Ms or Mennen, I’d pick the sweet and live with the stink.

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