Softcover has light shelfwear to edges and covers. Spine has small creases. Pages tight and clean. 218 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1993. ISBN: 0373255624. Editor's Choice. November 1993. Allison Stephens assumed that great soul-shattering passion had passed her by. After all, she was in her thirties and the realization of her dreams and desires no longer seemed possible. So she settled for the consoling comforts of her work and her friends. Out of the blue, she met David Higson and thought she'd found happiness with the man she'd been searching for all her life. Instead she found herself tangled in a net of deceit, betrayal and passion so powerful that it threatened, her very life.