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Upon listening to this, I wonder whether Gillian Flynn has read it and used it as a model for Gone Girl. The psychological perspective is superbly written, and you can feel the agony of a the protagonist in a oppressive marriage. There is also an echo of Poe's Tell Tale Heart in terms of the narrative voice which is awesome, and it is perdectly paced. Many novels that could be excellent are reduced to mediocrity by poor pacing and this author masters it.
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For many people, Simenon is Maigret and Paris. This is neither, and demonstrates the breadth of Simenon's writing and the depth of his understanding of human nature, and of women in particular. A disturbing but compelling psychological study set in America. Well read and thoroughly recommended, albeit a chilly read.
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