Mrs. Peterson had mixed feelings about the evening she had planned to meet with her old friend Holly Hemmings. Holly was a well known author whose successful novels over the years had been a constant source of entertainment for her old college friend and roommate.
This time something was different. She sensed it, without knowing why. As she dressed for the evening she wondered why her friend seemed unsettled, and she was soon to find out why. Why did Holly want her near her, what had frightened her? What had convinced her to accompany this practiced author on her book tour and to wish her safely returned to what had been such a happy existence, so she thought!