Crash: book three
(Rainwater Press, 2014) 126 pages
Featuring the original ending—never before seen in print!
Bev and Max can’t turn back now… or can they?
The unforgettable adventure chronicled in Chat and Connect, the first two novels in Nan McCarthy’s cyber series, continues in a third installment that’s as fast-paced and addicting as ever. The year is 1997, and readers are once again invited to “eavesdrop” on Bev and Max’s private correspondence.
When their story began, the unlikely pair—two strangers who met online—had nothing to share but their words. Now, following the path set in motion by their increasingly intimate exchanges, they must contemplate the consequences of their deepening relationship. Filled with sexual tension, suspense, and humor, Bev and Max’s messages arouse in them a desire to do and say things they’d never have dreamed of before their lives intersected.
This newest edition of the trilogy features McCarthy’s original ending to Crash as it was written in 1997. Its first time in print, the uncut conclusion offers readers an insider’s glimpse of Bev and Max as they were meant to be seen—at their most human, vulnerable, and authentic.
Heralded as “Chekhov for the ‘90s,” with “fully drawn, believable characters,” the story of Bev and Max’s electric mingling—with its jaw-dropping conclusion—serves as a powerful reminder that life may be fleeting, but love is forever.
critical praise for the original chat, connect, crash series:
“This is Chekhov for the ’90s: lust, romance, and adultery, cyber-style.” — Mademoiselle
“Silicon Valley’s Story of O. From the first page, we’re hooked.” — House Organ: A Magazine of the Arts
“Draws you from page to page. Sequels are on the way, and I can hardly wait.” — The New York Times
“You won’t need a modem to appreciate the charm of this virtual romance.” — Glamour
“[Bev and Max’s] mingling is electric.” — Washington Post Book World
“A hip look at the Internet cyberculture and how it has changed the dynamic of present-day relationships.” — The Review Zone
“Fully drawn, believable characters. There’s a very warm body at the end of each cold computer connection.” — The Orange County Register
“A lively, free-flowing, spontaneous outburst of curiosity, anxiety and hope.” — Syracuse Herald-American
“A love story that is completely modern, full of passion, wit and fun.” — Central PA Magazine
“[McCarthy] gives the headstrong-girl-meets-self-sufficient-boy story a refreshing twist.” — Publishers Weekly
“So authentic—down to the convoluted stumbling that takes place in cyber-relationships—that it’s unexpectedly entertaining.” — St. Louis Post Dispatch
“McCarthy has brought 18th-century epistolary novels into modern times.” — Atlanta Journal Constitution