Strangers on a Train, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


The psychologists would call it folie a deux...'Bruno slammed his palms together.' "Hey!

Cheeses, what an idea! I kill your wife and you kill my father! We meet on a train, see, and nobody knows we know each other!

Perfect alibis! Catch?" From this moment, almost against his conscious will, Guy Haines is trapped in a nightmare of shared guilt and an insidious merging of personalities.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780099283072

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Interesting and compelling.

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Hot on the heels of The Talented Mr Ripley, I borrowed this book from my local library. I enjoyed it and found it well-written and gripping. Two men meet on a train and become bound together in a complicated pact tied up with a crime but more interestingly with complex feelings of guilt, brotherhood and friendship, overtures of homosexuality, lies and secrecy. The destructiveness of guilt (rather than the crime itself) is played out brilliantly and almost unbearably.

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