A Game for the Living by Patricia Highsmith

By Patricia Highsmith

Ramón, a religious Catholic, fixes furnishings in Mexico urban, now not faraway from the place he used to be born into poverty. Theodore, a wealthy German expatriate and painter, believes in not anything in any respect. You’d imagine the 2 had not anything in universal. other than, after all, that either had slept with Lelia. shape an not likely friendship, till Lelia is located brutally murdered. either are suspects and every suspects the other.

Twisting in a limbo of anxiety and doubt, Ramón and Theodore grab on a 3rd guy, a thief noticeable at Lelia’s house, and their hunt takes them from Mexico urban to sun-drenched Acapulco, and to a small colonial mountain city. an exhilarating, psychologically advanced novel, wealthy with environment, A video game for the residing is Highsmith at her top.

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The boy looked up at her, a little bit shocked by her sudden steely attitude. “I’m trying to help you, Dennis,” she said. ” 5 Anne walked out of the room and down the hall, past a man in his pajamas talking to the fire alarm. She walked past the nurses’ station without exchanging glances with the staff she had come to know well. She needed to be alone, even if only in her head. The too-familiar pressure was building in her chest. She couldn’t get a good breath. She remembered the feeling of a hand around her throat.

He had to kill her because she was a witness,” Hicks said. ” “He must have believed the kid could ID him,” Dixon said. ” “So far her brain activity appears to be normal,” Vince said. “But there are a lot of factors that could weigh against us. ” Mendez asked. Vince’s instinctive reaction was to say no. Not because he didn’t think his wife was capable of helping. Quite the opposite was true. Anne had a gift with kids. He had encouraged her to go back to school to finish her degree in child psychology.

Yeah. ” she asked evenly. ” “You get to leave,” he said, fidgeting on his chair. “I don’t. ” he asked bluntly. ” Anne never considered herself naïve. She had firsthand knowledge that not every child grew up in an ideal environment. But no one had suspected the horror Dennis’s life had been. He had been physically and emotionally abused, and had been made an orphan a year ago by the murder of his mother and the suicide of his father, a deputy sheriff. Just hours before his father’s suicide, Dennis had stabbed a class-mate, a little boy who had been his only friend.

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