There are some books which you hear about so often that it finds a place in the corner of your mind, and when opportunity knocks, you decide to read it almost automatically. This book, a psychological thriller by Patricia Highsmith, is one such read.
I love reading thrillers, the pace is something that I love, to know what happens next. Psychological thrillers are a bit different, I think, because some also look at why what has just happened has happened. I remember hearing about Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train, and this novel seemed a bit similar from the blurb.
I love reading crime thriller novels. The genre is such that, if written well, the novel manages to grip me. I think both the cover art and the title itself both appealed to the crime thriller lover. The blurb promised action – a serial killer on the loose, and a policeman trying to catch that killer. Could the book wow me?