Treasure Box

Treasure Box

A Novel

eBook - 1997
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Wealthy recluse Quentin Fears meets the woman of his dreams on a rare outing to a party and the relationship seems perfect until he learns she holds the key to a dirty family secret and only he can stop her from unleashing an ageless malevolence upon the world.
Publisher: New York : HarperPaperbacks, 1997, ©1996
ISBN: 9780062285690
Characteristics: 1 online resource (372 pages)
Additional Contributors: Card, Orson Scott - Signer

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Apr 11, 2014

I am a fan of Orson Scott Card and while this book is different then science fiction books I found it very interest. It is an interesting study of what happens when we withdraw from others and how very hard it is to re-engage with people and the world. We all handle grief differently.

Mar 16, 2010

Boring. Boring. Boring.


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Oct 29, 2008

When naive computer-nerd and millionaire Quentin Fears meets the woman of his dreams at a posh Washington, D.C., party and then marries her, he thinks his life is complete. But in this low-key horror novel, appearances can't be trusted and people aren't always in control of their actions. Although Madeleine seems quite sophisticated, there are deficits in her memory and her background is vague. She claims a large, well-to-do family but invites no relatives to the wedding. When Quentin finally meets his in-laws at their palatial Upstate New York mansion, they strike him as eccentric, almost as cartoons of real people. The domineering grandmother, whom Madeleine hates, sits in a trance, eyes closed, refusing to speak. There are hints of past child abuse?and of the possibility that a young boy may have been murdered. Why do so many of Madeleine's relatives have names identical to those buried in the family cemetery? And why doesn't Madeleine leave any footprints in the snow? Although the story moves toward a powerful climax, its primary pleasures are more subtle: strong character development and complex motivations, a mystery to solve, the discovery of wheels within wheels. I


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