Book choice for August 2019

Strangers on a Train [suggested by Phil Howarth]

Strangers on a Train

The psychologists would call it folie a deux...

'Bruno slammed his palms together. 'Hey! Cheeses, what an idea! I kill your wife and you kill my father! We meet on a train, see, and nobody knows we know each other! Perfect alibis! Catch?''

From this moment, almost against his conscious will, Guy Haines is trapped in a nightmare of shared guilt and an insidious merging of personalities.who are at once bound together and separated by forces beyond their control. [product description from Amazon]

The book has a Wikipedia entry, and was famously made into a film, released in 1951 and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, which has its own page.

Author's Wikipedia page.

 

Shortlisted for this month

For this month, Phil's other selections were:

Rubbernecker

Rubbernecker

Patrick has uncovered a crime that the experts were too close to see...

Life is strange for Patrick Fort -- being a medical student with Asperger's Syndrome doesn't come without its challenges. And that's before he is faced with solving a possible murder.

Because the body Patrick is examining in anatomy class is trying to tell him all kinds of things. And now he must stay out of danger long enough to unravel the mystery -- while he dissects his own evidence... [product description from Amazon]

Author's Wikipedia entry.
No website for Belinda Bauer, but she does have an entry on the publisher's site.

 

 

 

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond this world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive: there is primal horror here, and menace unleashed - within his family and from the forces that have gathered to destroy it.

His only defence is three women, on a farm at the end of the lane. The youngest of them claims that her duckpond is an ocean. The oldest can remember the Big Bang. [product description from Amazon]

The book has a Wikipedia entry.

Author's Wikipedia entry.
Author's website.

 

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