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Those Who Walk Away

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"Patricia Highsmith's novels are peerlessly disturbing . . . bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night" (The New Yorker).

Ray Garrett, a wealthy young American living in Europe, is grieving over the death of his wife. Ray is at a loss for why she would take her own life, but Peggy's father Ed Coleman, has no such uncertainty—he blames Ray completely.

Late one night in Rome, Coleman shoots Ray at point-blank range. He thinks he's had his revenge, but Ray survives, and follows Coleman and his wealthy girlfriend to Venice.

In Venice, it happens again: Coleman attacks his loathed son-in-law, dumping him into the cold waters of the laguna. Ray survives with the help of a boatman—and this time he goes into hiding, living in a privately rented room under a fake name. So begins an eerie game of cat-and-mouse. Coleman wants vengeance, Ray wants a clear conscience, and the police want to solve the mystery of what happened to the missing American.

As Ray and Coleman stalk each other through the narrow streets and canals, the hotels and bars of the beguiling city, Those Who Walk Away becomes a literary thriller that simmers with violence and unease from the acclaimed author of such classics as Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley.

"An atmosphere of nameless dread, of unspeakable foreboding, permeates every page of Patricia Highsmith." —The Boston Globe

"For eliciting the menace that lurks in familiar surroundings, there's no one like Patricia Highsmith." —Time


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Publisher: Grove Atlantic

Kindle Book

  • Release date: September 7, 2018

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  • ISBN: 9780802189110
  • File size: 1207 KB
  • Release date: September 7, 2018

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780802189110
  • File size: 1208 KB
  • Release date: September 7, 2018

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English

"Patricia Highsmith's novels are peerlessly disturbing . . . bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night" (The New Yorker).

Ray Garrett, a wealthy young American living in Europe, is grieving over the death of his wife. Ray is at a loss for why she would take her own life, but Peggy's father Ed Coleman, has no such uncertainty—he blames Ray completely.

Late one night in Rome, Coleman shoots Ray at point-blank range. He thinks he's had his revenge, but Ray survives, and follows Coleman and his wealthy girlfriend to Venice.

In Venice, it happens again: Coleman attacks his loathed son-in-law, dumping him into the cold waters of the laguna. Ray survives with the help of a boatman—and this time he goes into hiding, living in a privately rented room under a fake name. So begins an eerie game of cat-and-mouse. Coleman wants vengeance, Ray wants a clear conscience, and the police want to solve the mystery of what happened to the missing American.

As Ray and Coleman stalk each other through the narrow streets and canals, the hotels and bars of the beguiling city, Those Who Walk Away becomes a literary thriller that simmers with violence and unease from the acclaimed author of such classics as Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley.

"An atmosphere of nameless dread, of unspeakable foreboding, permeates every page of Patricia Highsmith." —The Boston Globe

"For eliciting the menace that lurks in familiar surroundings, there's no one like Patricia Highsmith." —Time


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