Jake and Mimi by Frank Baldwin

Jake and Mimi

Frank Baldwin

This S & M thriller is not for the faint hearted. New York seducer, Jake, likes his women to be submissive in bed. This fascinates his colleague Mimi, who is drawn to him though she's about to be married to Mark. There is a danger that the sexually explicit nature of this novel could distract you from the plot, however there are sinister surprises along the way and one or two enjoyable twists at the end.

Extract

The lie to Mark was thrilling. It's terrible, but it was thrilling, and ever since I've felt an ... excitement, an urgency I've never known. As if, at last, I'm truly living. Living in the moment, the colors around me - the blue of the awning, the black of the maitre d's suit - close and vivid, and the sounds - the snap of a purse - sharp alluring.

Parallels
  • Darkness Bound by Larry Brooks
  • 9 1/2 Weeks - the film

Books with similar mood

The Dead Won't Sleep

Anna Smith

Tart Noir

Duffy/Henderson ed.

The Eros Hunter

Russell Celyn Jones

The Craze

Paul Southern

The End of Eddy

Édouard Louis

Black Hole

Charles Burns

Come Closer

Sara Gran

Girls

Nic Kelman

Blood Sister

Dreda Say Mitchell

Boxer Handsome

Anna Whitwham

The Dead Beat

Cody James

The Hungry Ghosts

Anne Berry

Cold Skin

Albert Sanchez Pinol

Strange Blood

Lindsay Ashford

Snakeskin

Courttia Newland

True Things About Me

Deborah Kay Davies

The Ship

Antonia Honeywell

The Last Book You Read

Ewan Morrison

Faith Without Doubt

Anna Blundy

The Valparaiso Voyage

Dermot Bolger

The Illusionist

Dinitia Smith

Twelve

Nick McDonell

Fatlands

Sarah Dunant

redRobe

Jon Courtenay Grimwood

Hurting Distance

Sophie Hannah

The Starboard Sea

Amber Dermont

The Girls

Emma Cline

The Blue Room

Hanne Ørstavik

The Story of my Assassins

Tarun J Tejpal

Say You're One of Them

Uwem Akpan

Broken

Daniel Clay

The Outcast

Sadie Jones

Polystom

Adam Roberts

Birmingham Noir

Joel Lane (ed)

The Blue Mask

Joel Lane

Love Sucks

Ken Shakin

Girls of Paper and Fire

Natasha Ngan

The Tangled Lands

Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S Buckell

Homegoing

Yaa Gyasi

The Ice Age

Kirsten Reed

Dream Machine

Will Davis

Sharp Objects

Gillian Flynn

Day after Day

Carlo Lucarelli

After

Claire Tristram

Fordlandia

Eduardo Sguiglia

The Slap

Christos Tsiolkas

Snare

Lilja Sigurdardottir

The Power

Naomi Alderman

Viral

Helen Fitzgerald