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Lonely loser Howard Feck has just fallen in love over the internet. His online paramour, the sexy and vivacious Deborah Fairchild, seems to be every man's dream girl. Howard sure lucked out. But when he arrives in Deborah's small town to consummate their digital relationship, he learns a dangerous truth: Deborah Fairchild is actually the fictitious online persona of violent sociopath Debbie Coomb. If only he had learned this before Debbie kidnapped him. Normally Debbie kills the men she lures into her isolated farmhouse, but Howard's innocence and kindness has disarmed her. Soon their relationship evolves from hostage and kidnapper to husband and wife. Everything seems to be working out fine until a major event in their relationship unleashes painful memories of severe past abuses. She returns to her horribly violent ways, forcing an ill-prepared Howard to defend himself and save Debbie from herself. Packed full of hope, horror, and humor, along with surprising twists, Howard & Debbie casts a strange and sensitive eye toward love in the digital age, domestic violence, and the dual price of loneliness and revenge.
About the Author
Acclaimed author Max Mobley writes from his home in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He is a former columnist for the pioneering music magazine Crawdaddy! The Magazine of Rock." He has written extensively for the music industry, including magazine features, reviews, interviews, and books on music technology. Max also penned the popular Rush biography, Rush FAQ--All That's Left To Know About The World's Greatest Canadian Prog Rock Power Trio. Max contributed to the Santa Cruz Sentinel series Rock Of Ages, honoring the 50th anniversary of the birth of rock and roll. He also wrote the limited series "The Chief and I" for the Tracy Press. Max's highly anticipated debut novel, Howard & Debbie, published by Rare Bird Books, will be available February 12, 2019. More at maxmobley.com.