Ripley Under Ground - Ripley, Bk 2 Author:Patricia Highsmith In this harrowing illumination of the psychotic mind, the enviable Tom Ripley has a lovely house in the French countryside, a beautiful and very rich wife, and an art collection worthy of a connoisseur. But such a gracious life has not come easily. One inopportune inquiry, one inconvenient friend, and Ripley's world will come tumbling down -... more »- unless he takes decisive steps. In a mesmerizing novel that coolly subverts all traditional notions of literary justice, Ripley enthralls us even as we watch him perform acts of pure and unspeakable evil.« less
The book has the same feel as the first in the series, but is rather limp by comparison. It has the same 'deus ex machina' feel, you cant help but think that Ripley is not particularly smart, since the way the plot is resolved in the end feels contrived.