This is my first taste of author Peter Abrahams. Really a page turner! So much so that I immediately has to search this site for my next read authored by him. Really good character development. Even had me gasping a couple of times with the twists and turns.
Impredictable plot with twists and turns. Un-putdownable!
A very good psychological thriller ... couldn't put it down ... truly.
interesting psychological thriller. plot a little convoluted, but the characters are real, if a little dumb.
i did like it.
Overall a good story. A bit gorey/graphic for me. But the plot was good.
An unfaithful wife, a cheating lover, a jealous husband, you get the picture. It's a pretty good story read by Sharon Williams.
In rating this book I said I didn't like it. i have to say the mystery was good, although it didn't really kick in to anything exciting until the last third of the book. Also, for my prudish sense, there was too much emphasis on sex.
SECRET AFFAIR, MURDER, FOUR LIVES HANGING IN THE BALANCE AS A KILLER PREPARES FOR THE PERFECT CRIME
Though he is a very smart man (his IQ is 181, "on a bad day"), Roger Cullingwood is remarkably unperceptive. It takes months for him to realize that his wife Francie is involved with another man. But once he recognizes the affair, he hatches a plot to kill her--the perfect crime of the title--in less time than it takes him to finish the London Times crossword puzzle. It makes perfect sense that Roger wouldn't dream of doing the dirty deed himself; there's a paroled killer conveniently on hand, an easily manipulated psychotic named Whitey Truax. It's when Anne Franklin, the wife of Francie's lover, blunders into the murder scene Roger has so carefully contrived that the novel begins to get interesting. There are a few diversions to entertain the reader en route to the bloody denouement, including a couple of lively tennis matches. In one of the book's many coincidences, Francie ends up partnered with her lover's wife in a championship tournament. The sex is better than the violence, but what Abrahams excels at is pace; you could start and finish A Perfect Crime on the New York to Los Angeles redeye and still have time for a nap before the plane lands. --Jane Adams --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.