Those Who Walk Away

Those Who Walk Away

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Ray Garrett is recently bereaved after his beloved wife commits suicide. But Ed Coleman, his wife's doting father, is determined to get to the bottom of her mysterious death. Against the compelling but sinister backdrop of Venice in winter, Garrett and Coleman are caught up in a deadly cat-and-mouse game shot through with vengeance and suspicion. As they switch between the roles of hunter and hunted, this tense psychological novel races towards a thrilling climax.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 111 x 178 x 17mm | 147g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK open market ed
  • 0747575029
  • 9780747575023
  • 2,169,348

Review quote

'Highsmith is a damn fine writer' Guardian '[Highsmith is] the doyenne of upmarket suspense writing' Daily Telegraph 'Highsmith's prose is lean, translucent, compact, direct and, crucially, neutral to the horror it depicts and indifferent to our attempts at rationalisation' The Times 'Highsmith understood the psychology of people's darker urges' Los Angeles Timesshow more

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.show more

Rating details

528 ratings
3.54 out of 5 stars
5 14% (75)
4 40% (210)
3 34% (178)
2 11% (57)
1 2% (8)
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