This Sweet Sickness

This Sweet Sickness

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David Kelsey has an invincible conviction that life is going to work out just as he has planned it. Even though his one true love, the brilliant, beautiful Annabelle, has married another man, that can't possibly be the end of their relationship, can it? They can certainly 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, does it? 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 112 x 174 x 24mm | 181.44g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK open market ed
  • 0747574995
  • 9780747574996
  • 497,614

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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' Graham Greene 'Highsmith is an exquisitely sardonic etcher of the casually treacherous personality' Newsday 'To call Highsmith a thriller writer is true but not the whole truth: her books have stylistic texture, psychological depth, mesmeric readability' Sunday Times 'The genius of Highsmith's writing is that it is at once deeply disturbing' Boston Phoenix
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About Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith was born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1921. Her first novel, Strangers On A Train, was made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. The Talented Mr Ripley, published in 1955, was awarded the Edgar Allan Poe Scroll by the Mystery Writers of America and introduced the fascinating anti-hero Tom Ripley, who was to appear in many of her later crime novels. Patricia Highsmith died in Locarno, Switzerland, in February 1995. Her last novel, Small g: A Summer Idyll, was published posthumously just over a month later.
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1,329 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 24% (317)
4 42% (554)
3 26% (341)
2 7% (94)
1 2% (23)
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