Reading: Mary Monroe @ Sistrunk Research Library
Deliver Me From Evil is Mary Monroe’s ninth novel. In this sensational new novel, a beautiful, resourceful woman is caught in a high-stakes game of money, sex and betrayal – all in the name of a better future… In Deliver Me From Evil, Christine Thurman seemingly had the perfect marriage. Once from the wrong side of the tracks, she helped her husband build a multi-million dollar video business. However, his obsession with the business left her bored after 12 years of marriage. Christine’s affair with her former bad boy lover leads to a scheme so risky, she is set-up to either gain everything or lose it all.
About the Author
Mary Monroe is the third child of Alabama sharecroppers and the first and only member of her family to finish high school. She taught herself how to write. She spent the first part of her life in Alabama and Ohio and moved to Richmond, California in 1973. She has lived in Oakland since 1984.
Her first novel, The Upper Room, was published by St. Martin's Press in 1985 and was widely reviewed throughout the U.S. and in Great Britain. An excerpt is included in Terry McMillan's anthology Breaking Ice. She endured fifteen years and hundreds of more rejection letters before she landed a contract for her second novel, God Don't Like Ugly. It was published in October 2000 by Kensington Books. God Don't Play is her seventh novel to be published, and it landed her a spot on the prestigious New York Times Bestsellers list for the first time! Her eighth novel, Borrow Trouble was released December 1, 2006.
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