The perfect husband: Lisa Gardner.

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  • Author(s): Gardner, Lisa
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    NY Bantam c1998.
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    402 pages 18 cm.
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    Quincy/Rainie; bk. 1
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      Summary: Jim Beckett was everything she'd ever dreamed of in a man and a husband. But two years after Tess married the decorated cop and bore his child, she helped put him behind bars for savagely murdering 10 women. Even locked up in a maximum security prison, he vowed he would come after her and make her pay. Now the cunning killer has escaped--and the most dangerous and terrifying game of all is about to begin.
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    • ABNT:
      GARDNER, L. The perfect husband: [s. l.]: Bantam, 1998. ISBN 0553576801. Disponível em: Acesso em: 30 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Gardner L. The Perfect Husband: Bantam; 1998. Accessed October 30, 2020.
    • APA:
      Gardner, L. (1998). The perfect husband: Bantam.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Gardner, Lisa. 1998. The Perfect Husband: Quincy/Rainie: Bk. 1. Bantam.
    • Harvard:
      Gardner, L. (1998) The perfect husband: Bantam (Quincy/Rainie: bk. 1). Available at: (Accessed: 30 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Gardner, L 1998, The perfect husband:, Quincy/Rainie: bk. 1, Bantam, viewed 30 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Gardner, Lisa. The Perfect Husband: Bantam, 1998. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Gardner, Lisa. The Perfect Husband: Quincy/Rainie: Bk. 1. Bantam, 1998.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Gardner L. The perfect husband: [Internet]. Bantam; 1998 [cited 2020 Oct 30]. (Quincy/Rainie: bk. 1). Available from:


LJ Reviews 2007 September #1

In The Perfect Husband (Bantam. 1998. ISBN 978-0-553-57680-1. pap. $7.99), Lisa Gardner's fictional take on Ted Bundy, an extremely charming murderer responsible for the deaths of at least 30 women, Tess Williams meets and marries the man of her dreams but soon discovers he is a serial killer. When he breaks out of prison, Tess hires an ex-marine to train her for a final, bloody confrontation. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

PW Reviews 1997 November #2

Lisa Baumgartner makes her debut as a writer of romantic suspense under the name of Lisa Gardner with this sexy and smooth-talking first. The villain, Jim Beckett, cuts off the fingers of his victims with a dull Swiss Army knife before he bats their brains out with a Louisville slugger. His poor ex-wife, Tess, who helped to get him arrested, is on the run with her daughter because Jim has escaped from jail and vowed to cut the still-beating heart out of her chest. Tess offers retired mercenary and sometime drunk J.T. Dillon $100,000 if he will teach her how to defend herself. J.T., like the others of his ilk, has muscles of steel attached to viscera of mush. He takes up her cause and gives Tess her first orgasm psycho-killers apparently are not good lovers. In what might be termed the new genre of "grisly romance," Gardner delivers a streamlined bang-up addition to the oeuvre of Tami Hoag, Karen Robards, Elizabeth Powell and, these days, even Nora Roberts. (Dec.) Copyright 1998 Publishers Weekly Reviews