by Patrick Hamilton
“He makes his characters’ psychology so vivid and potent that it’s enough to read about them taking out the trash or scrubbing their toilets.”
What ever you do, DON’T read the introduction (to the Penguin edition) which gives the plot away and therefore really spoils the book (witnessed by those members of our book group who did do this, although they still loved the book – it just lost the tension).
A great read, though from choice I would not read it over Christmas another time. It rather dulled the Christmas spirit.
Read in December 2012