The Blunderer

The Blunderer

Paperback - 2001
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For two years, Walter Stackhouse has been a faithful and supportive husband to his wife, Clara. She is distant and neurotic, and Walter finds himself harboring gruesome fantasies about her demise. When Clara's dead body turns up at the bottom of a cliff in a manner uncannily resembling the recent death of a woman named Helen Kimmel who was murdered by her husband, Walter finds himself under intense scrutiny. He commits several blunders that claim his career and his reputation, cost him his friends, and eventually threaten his life. The Blunderer examines the dark obsessions that lie beneath the surface of seemingly ordinary people. With unerring psychological insight, Patricia Highsmith portrays characters who cross the precarious line separating fantasy from reality.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2001
ISBN: 9780393322446
0393322440
Branch Call Number: HIGHSMIT P
PS3558.I366 B58 2001
Characteristics: 265 p. ; 21 cm

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Mar 08, 2017

Another extremely suspensful psychological thriller from this brilliant author who dissects her characters’ mind and behaviors with acute precision but still gives the reader enough “libre-arbitre” to judge , predict or guess the outcome . I highly recommend it if you like detailed prose but fast reading at the same time.

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