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The Breaking Point

The Breaking Point

The apathy of Sunday lay upon the streets. Houses were closed, withdrawn.
“They don’t know,” he thought, “those people inside, how one gesture of mine, now, at this minute, might alter their world. A knock on the door, and someone answers – a woman yawning, an old man in carpet slippers, a child sent by its parents in irritation; and according to what I will, what I decide, their whole future will be decided . . . Sudden murder. Theft. Fire.” It was as simple as that.’

In this collection of suspenseful tales in which fantasies, murderous dreams and half-forgotten worlds are exposed, Daphne du Maurier explores the boundaries of reality and imagination. Her characters are caught at those moments when the delicate link between reason and emotion has been stretched to the breaking point. Often chilling, sometimes poignant, these stories display the full range of Daphne du Maurier’s considerable talent.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fiction: Special Features / Short Stories

On Sale: 6th October 2016

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781844085750

Reviews

She wrote exciting plots, she was highly skilled at arousing suspense, and she was, too, a writer of fearless originality
Patrick McGrath, Guardian
'Disconcerting, strange, but extraordinarily gripping stories' Val Hennessy, Daily Mail
Val Hennessy
In this collection, Daphne du Maurier's peerless craftmanship, her eerie sense of the macabre, her gift for sheer story telling come to full fruition.
Kirkus Reviews