PERSONAL: Married Whitley Strieber (a writer).
(Editor, with husband, Whitley Strieber) The Communion Letters (nonfiction), HarperPrism (New York, NY), 1997.
An Invisible Woman (novel), Forge (New York, NY), 2004.
Little Town Lies (novel), Forge (New York, NY), 2005.
Collaborator with Whitley Strieber, on other books.
SIDELIGHTS: Anne Strieber often collaborates with her husband, Whitley Strieber, writing nonfiction works on topics that include alien encounters, but she also is the sole author of novels. In An Invisible Woman, Kealy Ryerson is a New York socialite married to a prosperous attorney. Soon after calling to tell her to take their children and run, her husband is killed along with his private-investigator associate and the district attorney. Unable to trust anyone, including her husband's colleagues, his clients, or the police, and unable to retrieve money from accounts mysteriously frozen, Kealy takes her teenaged children out of their private schools and flees. Her attempts to blend into a working-class community succeed. Without her makeup and upscale wardrobe, Kealy manages to become invisible, even to her former husband, the chief of police. A Publishers Weekly contributor commented that "a few of the characters defy stereotype, including mob boss Sal Bonacori and his wiseguy-wannabe son."
Strieber, who lives in San Antonio, sets her next novel, Little Town Lies, in the small eastern Texas town of Maryvale. Sally Hopkins is a burned-out social worker who leaves Houston to return home. Her Uncle Ed, the sheriff, has offered her a job as his receptionist but hopes that her background will help him unravel the clues to a rash of crimes that include animal torture, arson, and abuse. After Sally arrives, another crime is committed, this time murder. Eventually, Sally sorts them out with the help of state trooper Rob Farley.
Library Journal reviewer Rex E. Klett called Little Town Lies "solid and suspenseful work."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 2005, review of Little Town Lies, p. 1004.
Library Journal, January 1, 2005, Samantha J. Gust, review of An Invisible Woman, p. 101; November 1, 2005, Rex E. Klett, review of Little Town Lies, p. 55.
Publishers Weekly, October 11, 2004, review of An Invisible Woman, p. 56; August 8, 2005, review of Little Town Lies, p. 215.