by Robert Louis Sylvester



Book Details

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Publication Date : 28/10/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 115
ISBN : 9781425730383

About the Book

Mary Thomas, a young eighth grade teacher in a Chicago suburb, is unsettled to discover a hidden camera in the desk of one of her students. When she confronts William Roth about this violation, she discovers an intelligent, sensitive loner desperately seeking a friend. She tutors him through high school and guides him through the trials of adolescence. As their relationship depends, she teaches him to dance, and comforts him when his parents take away the only thing he ever cared about, a starving runaway dog he nurtured back to health. Despite his parent’s wishes that he attend an East Coast school, William stays close to home and graduates from Northwestern University. As he begins work at the family-run lumber yard, his obsession with Mary takes a gripping hold on his life. Mistaking her interest in him for love, William shares his plans to marry Mary with his parents on a trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. When William’s parents are killed in a boating accident, William lures Mary to their luxurious cabin in a picture-perfect Northwood setting. When he asks her to marry him, she refuses, never knowing the desperate murderous steps he took to ensure their future.

About the Author

Born and raised in the Oak Park-River Forest area of the Chicago suburbs, Robert L. Sylvester is a retired bio-chemist whose previous writings have been limited to research channels. As a young boy he spent his summers at his grandparent’s home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where he developed a deep love of the North and a great respect for the abandoned cooper mines there. His sixth grade teacher was a young dancer in the “Ziegfield Follies” and the model for Mary in William and Mary. Robert L. Sylvester has a wife and five grown children and now lives in Arlington Heights, Illinois.