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Ripley Under Water By Patricia Highsmith

Ripley Under Water

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Tom Ripley is quietly living a life of luxury at his chateau at Villeperce, and, as ever, is keeping one step ahead of the law - he has, after all, a past that would not bear too much close scrutiny.

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Ripley Under Water by Patricia Highsmith

Tom Ripley is quietly living a life of luxury at his chateau at Villeperce, and, as ever, is keeping one step ahead of the law - he has, after all, a past that would not bear too much close scrutiny...The fifth novel featuring the protagonist Tom Ripley finds the sophisticated and amoral American expatriate being harassed by David Pritchard, a fellow American whose boorishness marks him as something of Ripley's alter-ego. Inexplicably familiar with all the incriminating details of Ripley's past, Pritchard is determined to expose him. He shadows Ripley's every move, first spying on him at home in France and then following him to Morocco. Tensions build on the return to Villeperce as Pritchard sets out to locate a body Ripley would prefer remain hidden in a nearby river.

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'A gripping addition to the Ripliad' Daily Telegraph 'Compelling ... Highsmith's writing is as insistent as strange footsteps in the fog' Sunday Times 'The Ripley books are marvellously, insanely readable' The Times 'Ripley is back, as polite and lethal as ever ... he does what he wants and gets away with it. That's why we like him' Time Out

About Patricia Highsmith


Patricia Highsmith is the author of classic novels 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.

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GOR003854683
Ripley Under Water by Patricia Highsmith
Patricia Highsmith
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2010-06-07
256
1408813173
9781408813171
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