Nighttime Is My Time (Hardcover)


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The definition of an owl had always pleased him: a night bird of prey…sharp talons and soft plumage which permits noiseless flight…applied figuratively to a person of nocturnal habits. ‘I am The Owl, ‘ he would whisper to himself after he had selected his prey, ‘and nighttime is my time.’ Jean Sheridan, a college dean and prominent historian, sets out to her hometown to attend the twenty-year reunion of Stonecroft Academy alumni, where she is to be honored along with six other members of her class. There is something uneasy in the air: one woman in the group about to be feted, Alison Kendall, a beautiful, high-powered Hollywood agent, drowned in her pool during an early-morning swim. Alison is the fifth woman in the class whose life has come to a sudden, mysterious end. Adding to Jean’s sense of unease is a taunting, anonymous fax she received, referring to her daughter — a child she had given up for adoption twenty years ago. At the award dinner, Jean is introduced to Sam Deegan, a detective obse


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