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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349006284

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

Too much love can be a bad thing.

‘Highsmith was every bit as deviant and quirky as her mischievous heroes, and didn’t seem to mind if everyone knew it’ J. G. Ballard, Daily Telegraph

David Kelsey has an invincible conviction that life is going to work out just as he has planned it – if he can just fix ‘the situation’. His one true love, the brilliant, beautiful Annabelle, has married another man. But that doesn’t mean they can’t still be friends. And even though she is pregnant with her husband Gerald’s baby, that surely doesn’t mean she won’t one day get back together with David. She still loves him, of that he is certain. David is sure she’ll take him back, and, under an alias, is setting up a wonderful home for the two of them in a town close by. And everything is just about going to plan until things take a murderous turn, leaving David a desperate man on the run.

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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
Graham Greene
A cracker... a compellingly creepy novel that foreshadowed much of what Highsmith would explore in The Talented Mr Ripley
Sydney Morning Herald
Highsmith is a giant of the genre. The original, the best, the gloriously twisted Queen of Suspense
Mark Billingham
Terrific book, very wry humour, and a great unreliable narrator
Sarah Hilary
'Highsmith was every bit as deviant and quirky as her mischievous heroes, and didn't seem to mind if everyone knew it'
J. G. Ballard, Daily Telegraph