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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349008080

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 2nd June 2016

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery / Classic Crime

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By the bestselling author of The Talented Mr Ripley, Carol and Strangers on a Train.

‘The original, the best, the gloriously twisted Queen of Suspense’ MARK BILLINGHAM

‘The No. 1 greatest crime writer’ THE TIMES

‘I’m a huge fan’ SARAH WATERS

Two men meet in the picturesque backstreets of Athens. Chester MacFarlane is a conman with multiple false identities, near the end of his rope and on the run with his young wife Colette. Rydal Keener is a young drifter looking for adventure: he finds it in one evening as the law catches up to Chester and Colette, and their fates become fatally entwined.

Patricia Highsmith draws us deep into a cross-European game of cat and mouse in this masterpiece of suspense from the bestselling author of The Talented Mr Ripley.

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[Highsmith's] characters are irrational, and they leap to life in their very lack of reason . . . Highsmith is the poet of apprehension rather than fear
Graham Greene
An offbeat, provocative and absorbing suspense novel
New York Times
Highsmith's novels are peerlessly disturbing . . . bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night
New Yorker
There are many attractive parts to this thriller - handsome leads, a meaty Patricia Highsmith plot, Mediterranean sunlight on cream linen suits
Highsmith is a giant of the genre. The original, the best, the gloriously twisted Queen of Suspense
Mark Billingham
I'm a huge fan
Sarah Waters
The No. 1 greatest crime writer
The Times
Suspenseful and evocative
With fantastic pace and mounting tension the plot propels you into a nail-biting game of cat-and-mouse
Val Hennessy, Daily Mail