A cracker... a compellingly creepy novel that foreshadowed much of what Highsmith would explore in The Talented Mr Ripley
'Highsmith was every bit as deviant and quirky as her mischievous heroes, and didn't seem to mind if everyone knew it'
A writer who has created a world of her own - a world claustrophobic and irrational which we enter each time with a sense of personal danger . . . Miss Highsmith is the poet of apprehension
Highsmith is a giant of the genre. The original, the best, the gloriously twisted Queen of Suspense