Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery
Publisher: California Country Press
A smart, successful girl finds herself trapped in dangerous relationship with a stalker.
Itâs the middle of the twentieth century, World War II is finally over, and Claire Wagner is on the brink of an exciting new life. With a well-deserved scholarship in hand, and much to her immigrant motherâs dismay, Claire flees the Chicago tenements for a prestigious graduate school program in California.
At first Claire keeps her nose tucked firmly into her books, but when her brother asks for a favor, she reluctantly agrees to a blind date. Greg turns out to be handsome, successful, and richâand heâs definitely smitten with Claire. He introduces her to a sophisticated world she thought only existed in the movies, and before she knows it sheâs trading her bobby socks and German home cooking for black silk and caviar.
When Greg starts to show signs that heâs not as perfect as he appeared, Claireâs friends urge her to overlook his occasional short temper and controlling behavior. But the warning signs pile up, building to a crisis that will test even Claireâs power to persevere.
Inspired by true events and steeped in the details of the 1950s, when vulnerable women werenât protected by the law or society, The Other Side of Him is a provocative look at how darkness can lie under the most polished exteriors.
About the Author
Alice Rene wrote her award-winning memoir, Becoming Alice, after a grandson interviewed her about her early life when Hitler marched into Vienna, foreshadowing in WWII. She followed this work with a historical fiction/ romantic a thriller inspired by true events, The Other Side of Him. The working title of her next book at this time is The Lieutenant from Podolia.