Novel by Elaine Bossik
Sophie Rothman has a husband, a family, a home and a twisted obsession – hoarding money. When arguments over money drive her husband, Harry, away, Sophie’s loneliness draws her into a secret love affair and an unwanted pregnancy. After her lover leaves her, Sophie begs Harry to return and deceives him into believing the child she’s carrying is his.
ELAINE BOSSIK had three careers: as magazine editor, medical writer and teacher in the New York City school system. She received BA and MS degrees from Brooklyn College (City University of New York), and now serves as a staff columnist for Scriptologist.com, writing how-to articles for aspiring screenwriters under the name of Elaine Radford.
While her professional experience helped shape her writing, her fascination with people—their motivations and the everyday dramas they create—is the inspiration for her fiction. She believes that really great stories begin and end with provocative characters.
Growing up in Brooklyn, NY and as a young adult traveling in Israel, she found the rich details for the events that take place in this novel. (more…)
The Last Victim is a romance novel about a woman whose secret love affair may forever change her daughter’s life. Only one woman will emerge triumphant.
Read the rave reviews of customers who couldn’t put this book down. (more…)
1. The pursuit of one’s dream is a crucial theme in this novel, where everyone in the Rothman family has a dream.
– How did Sophie’s dream shape her life?
– What was Harry’s dream? How did he sublimate his dream?
– What obstacles did Jeanie have to overcome to achieve her dream?
– How did Albert’s pursuit of his dream change his life and his relationship with his mother and father?
– What dream did Ruthie have? How did her tragic experience shape the outcome of her dream? (more…)
On April 13, 2016, the Murder on the Beach Book Store in Delray Beach, FL hosted the Women's National Book Association (WNBA) meeting. Elaine Bossik, a member of WNBA, was invited to read a selection from her novel, The Last Victim. Elaine read a … [Read More...]
1. The pursuit of one’s dream is a crucial theme in this novel, where everyone in the Rothman family has a dream. - How did Sophie’s dream shape her life? - What was Harry’s dream? How did he sublimate his dream? - What obstacles did Jeanie have to overcome to achieve her dream? - How did Albert’s pursuit of his dream change his life and his relationship with his mother and father? - What dream did … [Read More...]
Love is a central theme in fiction. This theme has been woven into Greek tragedies, plays by Shakespeare, and novels by Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Steinbeck, and Hemingway. The depiction and exploration of love and the resulting plot twists create the dramatic moments that draw readers to these stories. These stories also portray the many faces of love, including … [Read More...]