Hardcover: Little, Brown and Co., 1996  ISBN: 0-316-77164-3
Paperback: Onyx Books, 1997  ISBN: 0-451-40719-9
eBook: Cliffhanger Press, 2013  eISBN 978-0-9891491-3-6
Available from Amazon


Jillian Talbot has it all: a beautiful home in New York’s Greenwich Village, a string of bestselling suspense novels, a handsome and adoring lover.

She has something else, too. A silent stalker. A secret admirer who sends her pink, heart-shaped messages–with an unmistakable threat in blood-red letters. His motives are as cryptic as the name he goes by: Valentine. But his intentions are deadly clear. He has watched other women in the past, and he has killed them. Now he’s ready to add Jill to his list, to carry out the punishment he has chosen for her, retribution for a long-ago crime that only he remembers. For Valentine, vengeance will be complete.

For Jill Talbot, the terror has just begun. Wherever she runs, he will find her. And soon she will meet him on his terrible day of judgment. His triumphant day. Her darkest day.

Valentine’s Day.

In the spine-chilling and relentlessly suspenseful tradition he established with his first novel, Precipice, Tom Savage has created a shocking thriller about one man’s dark obsession and one brave woman’s struggle for survival.


Paperback Cover

“A neat, tight suspense novel with a helluva twist at the end. Savage knows the mystery novel inside and out, and it shows on every page of Valentine.” — JAMES PATTERSON

Valentine is a thriller with heart. Savage writes with fierce energy, piercing holes in the shredding fabric of our society, where no one is safe, no one is free from harm.” — LORENZO CARCATERRA

“A pleasurably crafty yarn. Savage tells his story smoothly, and the trail of red herrings he scatters as he does so is truly awesome.” — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Original Dust Jacket by
Adam Ross

“Genuinely shocking.” — BOOKLIST

“A pulse-pounding thriller, the kind of psychological tale that burns its way right into the reader’s mind.” — ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

“Marvelously effective, with a truly surprising twist at the end. Valentine is a stylish suspense novel.” — WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD

“A well-crafted tale of madness…spine-chilling.” — NAPLES DAILY NEWS