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The last book in the iconic, propulsive RIPLEY series – now a major Netflix series starring Andrew Scott.

‘The Ripley books are marvellously, insanely readable’ THE TIMES

‘What whitens your knuckles as you read is the game Ripley plays, his ploys and dodges’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘Ripley is back, as polite and lethal as ever’ TIME OUT

Tom Ripley is quietly living in luxury at his chateau at Villeperce. Tom Ripley passes his leisured days tending the dahlias, practicing the harpsichord and enjoying the company of his lovely wife, Heloise. Never mind the bloodstains on the basement floor.

He has a past, however, that would not bear too much close scrutiny. He is certain that he has covered his tracks where murder and forgery are concerned. But when a certain American couple move in next door, he soon realises his every move is being shadowed. When menacing coincidences begin to occur, a spiralling contest of sinister hints and mutual terrorism ensues, resulting in one of Patricia Highsmith’s most elegantly harrowing novels to date.

Ripley fears his secrets may be discovered and he will stop at nothing to prevent that from happening . . .

‘The No.1 Greatest Crime Writer’ THE TIMES

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A bisexual psychopath and art forger who murders without remorse when his comforts are threatened
New York Times Book Review
It is hard to imagine anyone interested in modern fiction who has not read the Ripley novels
Daily Telegraph
What whitens your knuckles as you read is the game Ripley plays, his ploys and dodges, his gritty patience and callow courtesy - Highsmith's writing is as insistent as strange footsteps in the fog
Sunday Times
Ripley is back, as polite and lethal as ever . . . He does what he wants and gets away with it. That's why we like him
Time Out
More than any other American literary character, Ripley provides "a lens to peer into the sinister machinations of human behavior"
John Freeman, Pittsburgh Gazette
The Ripley books are marvellously, insanely readable
The Times