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The Cry of the Owl - Patricia Highsmith
The Cry of the Owl
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Robert Forester, depressed after a painful divorce, begins to spy on Jenny, his pretty young neighbour. Watching her, bright and seemingly carefree, alleviates his loneliness and helps him escape the discontent of his life. Caught in the act, he is surprised when Jenny invites him in, but all is... show more
Robert Forester, depressed after a painful divorce, begins to spy on Jenny, his pretty young neighbour. Watching her, bright and seemingly carefree, alleviates his loneliness and helps him escape the discontent of his life. Caught in the act, he is surprised when Jenny invites him in, but all is not what it seems. With striking clarity and horrible inevitability, Forester becomes caught up in a series of deaths in which he, although the innocent bystander, is presumed guilty.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00I9GXOBE
Publisher: Virago
Pages no: 337
Edition language: English
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Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
4.0 The Cry of the Owl
Robert Forester is depressed and the only thing that makes him feel better is to observe a young girl through her kitchen window at night. Robert stalking this woman is only the starting point of a novel, which in true Patricia Highsmith style is dark, twisted and deeply disturbing. As in other Hi...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
4.0 The Cry of the Owl
"She had called him up to give him a piece of her mind, Robert supposed, and what surprised him more than anything was that she could be so voluble, so sure of herself, while addressing someone she considered a murderer. Weren’t people supposed to be afraid of murderers? If she really believed him a...
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it
3.5 The Cry of the Owl
When a girl living in an isolated house spurns her fiancee for the peeping Tom that's been spying on her, things quickly circle the drain, lives destroyed in a maelstrom of hatred, jealousy, lies, and death...I read The Talented Mr. Ripley in the fairly recent past and have been on the lookout for m...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
5.0 The Cry of the Owl
bookshelves: summer-2011, published-1962, mystery-thriller, noir Read from July 28 to August 03, 2011 ** spoiler alert ** (twit tw)Oooooooh - I lurve me some Highsmith and if the first episode tension keeps up throughout then a 5* it will be. Knuckle biting stuff......If this was Stripes, the fi...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
5.0
(twit tw)Oooooooh - I lurve me some Highsmith and if the first episode tension keeps up throughout then a 5* it will be. Knuckle biting stuff......If this was Stripes, the film, then newly divorced, jobless, homeless, framed-up and shot-at Robert Forester would have joined the army and done the whol...
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