20 Jul
Alfred A Knopf 1972 First American Edition Hard cover 275 pages/deckle edged  Thriller suspense fiction

Alfred A Knopf 1972
First American Edition
Hard cover 275 pages/deckle edged
Thriller suspense fiction

A Dog’s Ransom is written by the same woman who wrote The Talented Mr. Ripley. So yes, I was a bit intrigued whence otherwise I would not have been.

“A dog disappears.
A ransom is demanded.
The well-meaning, middle-aged New York couple-childless, generous-pay up. And pay again.
The kidnapper-angry, perhaps psychotic- tricks them.
The decent young policeman, obsessed with the case, falls deeper and deeper into involvement with the criminal, and with his victims.
A “minor” crime inexorably grows into an agonizing and violent tragedy.” -book jacket

This is not your typical crime fiction. What appears to be a ‘simple’ misdemeanor dog-napping turns into a psychological suspense thriller with a side of slow-burn.

Great crisp character studies that just jump off the pages, and a thread of a story that has a life of it’s own. You won’t be able to stop reading.


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