A Perfect Crime

A Perfect Crime

eBook - 1999
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Francie Cullingwood's marriage is sham. She can track its devolution back to the time long past when she and her husband, Roger, tried and failed to have a child. Roger's sperm were at fault, and he refused to adopt: the whole point of having children was to pass on superior genes, couldn't Francie see that? Husband and wife have gone for the most part their separate ways. Francie has made a successful career acquiring art for an unnamed foundation; Roger's life has been devoted to his career as an investor. Two things hasten the Cullingwood's marriage to an overdue close. First, Roger loses his job in a corporate downsizing, becoming embittered and reclusive. Second, Francie finds herself in love with another man. An affair that began with a chance encounter at a friend's island cabin has become the most important thing in her life. Although she has neither asked for nor received any promises of a future from her married lover (a talk-radio psychologist), Francie resolves to leave Roger after he nearly rapes her.Roger discovers a painting Francie purchased for her lover, Ned. An incriminatingly endearing note with the painting alerts Roger to his wife's indiscretion, and the awareness that he has been cuckolded drives him over an edge he didn't even know he was near. An intelligent man with a decidedly genius-level IQ, Roger begins to plot the perfect crime -- one that will leave Francie dead and himself impeccably clear of incrimination.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [1999]
ISBN: 9780345436559
Characteristics: 367 p. ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Aug 03, 2017

Actually at the beginning it was slow and it took me a while to get into it, but it turned out to be quite good. Well written and with interesting characters from different walks of life and portrayed with some skill. I really enjoy Police novels if they have character with some depth - not just cardboard heroes. This is becoming ever so rare. People seem to be able to read novels with action and without people.
Enjoyed this one - I can recommend it as a pleasant read.

Apr 26, 2013

loved this book, will read more
of his.
The end was unusual

Nov 30, 2010

Loved this book... best book I've read in a long time. Exciting plot, interesting characters, suspenseful but not obvious as to how things would turn out !! Must read more of his stuff... this first one is a winner !


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