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Could not put it down - completely engrossing and satisfying study of sociopathic character operating in an oblivious society in which he is admired and respectedPublished 10 days ago by Pamela Vlastas
Trixie, the protagonist's precocious eight-year-old daughter, is the only wholesome character in the eerie Van Allen family. Read morePublished 1 month ago by P. Stanley
A really corker of a story. It's not really a mystery although it falls in the category, and has a lot of tension that slowly builds and builds.. It's more like a character study. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lawrence Lachmann
This is far from Highsmith at her best. It is a rather ugly and slow slog, featuring two humdrum characters, the husband a serial revenge killer, the wife, a serial slut. Read morePublished 3 months ago by LSteel
Its too long. I get how Highsmith wanted to make a case that Melinda is evil and Vic is a nice guy, but its 125 pages too much of the same stuff. Read morePublished 4 months ago by James B. Johnson
This is the third novel I've ready by Highsmith: "Edith's Diary" and "The Talented Mr. Ripley" are the other two. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Julia H. Nicholson
Interesting perspective.well written, good tempo, the end no surprise. It is a different novel, therefore making for a more interesting entertainment.Published 11 months ago by Yogi