An intruder, a desperate struggle, a family under siege: This is Jason Starr’s most provocative and suspenseful novel to date.
Dr. Adam Bloom has the perfect life. He’s financially protected and lives in a luxurious house with his wife, Dana, and their twenty-two-year-old daughter, Marissa, a recent college graduate. Late one night, his daughter wakes him up and says, “Somebody’s downstairs.” Adam uses his gun to kill some of the unarmed intruders, but the other escapes. From that moment on, everyone’s life in the Bloom household will never be the same.
Adam doesn’t feel protected, not with the other intruder available in the market somewhere, knowing where he lives. Dana suggests moving, but Adam has lived in the house all his life and he doesn’t need to run away. As the family recovers from the break-in and the Blooms’ already rocky relationship abruptly falls apart, Marissa meets a young, talented artist named Xan. Adam feels that something’s not rather right with Xan, but his daughter ignores his warnings and falls deeply in love with him. When suspicious things start happening to the Blooms far and wide again, Adam realizes that his first instinct about Xan was once probably dead on.
With Panic Attack, Jason Starr is at his best, crafting a harrowing page-turner as a way to blow readers away.