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A Perfect Crime

by Peter Abrahams

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"A perfect page-turner . . . Books this well written and involving don't come along often. . . . Peter Abrahams is my favorite American suspense novelist."—Stephen King

An unfaithful wife. A cheating lover. A loyal friend. A jealous husband. In this stunning thriller, four lives hang in precarious balance—as a cunning killer prepares their roles in A Perfect Crime.

Distraught by a failing marriage, Francie Cullingwood enters into a secret affair with charismatic radio psychologist Ned Demarco. But what seems like a refuge takes a decidedly dark turn. For when the liaison is discovered, a seething, enraged genius begins to construct the perfect, flawless murder, manipulating Francie, her lover, and her best friend like chess pieces in a lethal game. But even the most brilliant mind can make mistakes. And soon the intricate plan is spinning wildly out of control—in shocking, fatal directions. . . .

Praise for A Perfect Crime

"Abrahams gets the human dimensions just right. . . . Each stage of this perverse puzzle has been constructed with deadly artistry."The New York Times Book Review

"A first-rate psychological thriller . . . a plot filled with Machiavellian maneuvers and subtle irony . . . Drawing the reader unrelentingly through the chain of events, this novel is a must-read."The Denver Post

"Abrahams has written more than a crime story here. His prose is elegant by any literary standard. . . . Abrahams grips us so closely, line by line, making everything hyper-real."Los Angeles Times

"A Perfect Crime is a perfect read—a novel of malice and retribution that crackles from page one like a live wire."New York Times bestselling author Michael Palmer
From the Hardcover edition.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:
Ballantine Books
Publication Date:
1999
Available in:
United States, Canada

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Peter Abrahams (Author)

Peter Abrahams is the author of many novels, including A Perfect Crime, Last of the Dixie Heroes, The Fan, which was made into a movie starring Robert De Niro, and Lights Out, which was nominated for an Edgar Award. As Spencer Quinn, Abrahams also...

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