A PSYCHO WHODUNIT WITH TWISTS: Richard Rees’s “Somebody Wants To Kill Me” tells of an attempt to kill a rich young heiress a day after returning from honeymoon with her new husband to her isolated home in Wisconsin. Then the phone calls start, threatening to still kill her. She wants to flee. He wants to lure him out into the open. She reluctantly agrees, but then realizes he and all five people protecting her have reasons for wanting her dead.
After her domineering father dies, leaving her a fortune, Karen Ryan decides to change her life. Having lived all her life in his shadow in a huge, isolated house in northern Wisconsin, she plans a long Italian vacation. But before flying out of Chicago, she meets handsome Paul Archer, marries him and her vacation becomes an unexpected honeymoon. Shortly after they return to Karen’s home, someone tries to kill her twice – unsuccessfully – and it appears the killer is dead. Then he starts phoning, telling her he is still going to kill her. But why? And who is he? Returning to Italy seems the best plan, but Paul and his friend Morgan persuade Karen the only way to stop him is to lure him into the open – by using her as bait. Enlisting the help of her cousin Susan, her ex-lover Michael Rossi, an ex-marine, and Sam King, a Chicago cop on vacation in the area, Karen and Paul get ready for a siege. Tensions rise and Karen’s paranoia increases as she realizes each of her protectors may have a reason for wanting her dead – and whichever path she chooses could be deadly.