Prolific American author Andrew Neiderman (best know for his novel The Devil's Advocate and for his work as the ghostwriter for V.C. Andrews, following Andrews) makes a welcome return to romantic suspense with Lost in His Eyes, a novel about an upper middle class woman who finds herself caught up in an illicit affair with a handsome stranger. But a sinister twist lurks between the pages in this book--and when I found it, I wondered how I never saw it coming.
Clea Howard is the bored, upper middle class wife of the somewhat dull Ronnie and a bratty teenager named Kelly. Life is dreary, until she finds part time work, and encounters a mysterious but handsome man at the supermarket. Soon Clea and Lancaster are arranging secret meetings and Clea finds herself in the midst of a fantasy like illicit affair. But not all things are like they seem.
This was an enjoyable and surprising read with a clever twist at the end. Parts of it felt a little like a soap opera and perhaps a bit over the top, and the way that most of the upper middle class women were portrayed as frigid and terrified of their own sexuality bugged me just a little, the concept is intriguing enough, as was the way I got a few (illicit) giggles at upper class snobbery. At first, I had Lancaster pinned as a kind of stalker (he seems to know a bit too much about Clea's business,) but the truth is something far more surprising and is handled expertly by the author.