Summary

Now a major motion picture directed by Tom Ford, starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Fifteen years ago, Susan Morrow left her first husband Edward Sheffield. One day, comfortable in her home and her second marriage, she receives - entirely out of the blue - a parcel containing the manuscript of her ex-husband's first novel. He writes asking her to read the book; she was always his best critic, he says. As Susan reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a maths professor driving his family to their summer house in Maine. And as we read along with her, so are we. As the Hastings' ordinary, civilized lives veer disastrously, violently off course, Susan is plunged back into the past, forced to confront the darkness that inhabits her, and driven to name the fear that gnaws at her future.
Tony and Susan is a dazzling achievement: simultaneously a riveting portrayal of the experience of reading and an engrossing thriller, written in startlingly arresting prose. It is also a novel about fear and regret, revenge and aging, marriage and creativity. Absolutely not to be missed.
©1993 Austin Wright (P)2011 Audible Ltd
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Critic reviews

“Absorbing, terrifying, beautiful and appalling. I loved Tony and Susan and became intensely involved in it. Parts of it shocked me and I am not easily shocked. It is easy to say that something one has read is unforgettable, but this novel I know I never shall forget.” (Ruth Rendell)
“A f***king masterpiece. I wish that Wright was still alive so that I could tell him so.... It's going to become a living, breathing, knock-out classic. Astonishing.” (M J Hyland)
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1 out of 5 stars
By knittyboot on 21-05-11

yeuk!

This is a book within a book. The primary story is of Susan a woman who on the face of things has a good life. The secondary story is one you read along with Susan as she reads a manuscript sent to her by her ex husdand. If the author had just stuck to this secondary story expanding it here and there I think he might have had a decent book but he chose to pad it out with Susan's story instead boo hiss! In any book you have to like the characters and the big revelation about Susan is she's thoughourly unlikeable........that's it. She's a cowardly cheat who would rather live with another cowardly cheat than shift for herself. God I loathed this woman and feel robbed of the time I had to spend listening to her whine.

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2 out of 5 stars
By R on 02-05-11

dismal

I thought this was going to be profound etc. but slow
and very uninspiring? listened to the end waiting for
this to pick up.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Felicity on 26-04-11

dark but well written

This is a well written book, but the subject matter is far darker than what it appears. I wouldn't recommend it for late night listening.

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