SURE, LEO RICE WAS A NICE GUY . . .
But why did he choose our beach? He could have gone ten miles up the strip and all of us could have lived happily ever after – with no questions asked.
But Leo Rice did ask questions and now it seemed to us that we were dirty. That our drinking, our love-making and our forgotten pasts were evil.
We had told ourselves that we were modern, free women until Leo Rice came along.
Until the twisted emotions and buried hatreds ended in brutal murder.
Title: The Beach Girls
Author: John D MacDonald
Imprint & Number: Gold Medal T2604
Cover price: 75¢
Publication date: 1972 (based on the ad in the back of the book for the latest Travis McGee, A Tan And Sandy Silence)
Cover artist: Robert McGinnis