When a troubled young runaway arrives on Tom Ripley's French estate, he is drawn into a world he thought he'd left behind, the seedy underworld of Berlin and kidnapping plots, lies and deception.
Ripley becomes the boy's protector as a friendship develops between the young man with a guilty conscience and the older one with no conscience at all.
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"The Ripley books are marvellously, insanely readable" ( The Times)
"For eliciting the menance that lurks in familiar surroundings, there is no-one like Patricia Highsmith" ( Time magazine)
"Peerlessly disturbing...bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night with the sense that an awful possibility has been articulated only to be left unresolved" ( New Yorker)
'It's hard to imagine anyone interested in modern fiction who has not read the Ripley novels' - Daily Telegraph
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Book Description Vintage, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99286599
Book Description Vintage, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099286599