Now a major motion picture by Todd Haynes starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara
Patricia Highsmith is the author of classics such as Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr Ripley. Born in Texas, she spent much of her life in England, France and Switzerland. She died in 1995 in Locarno, Switzerland.
Has the drive of a thriller but the imagery of a romance ... This is a book that is hard to set aside; it demands to be read late into the night with eyes burning and heart racing * Val McDermid * `A document of persecuted love ... perfect' * Independent * `Gently exploratory, genuinely moving' * Mail on Sunday * `An original, honest novel, a remarkable imaginative achievement by any standard ... compelling' * Financial Times *