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Our favorite psychopath comes to feel remorse
on 28 May 2017
The last of the Ripley novels is also probably the weakest. A troubled, rich American youth is hiding-out in France, and hero-worships Ripley... Ripley feels sorry for the boy, and despite exercising all his very shady abilities, is unable to save the boy from his own psychological complexities. The vintage Highsmith potpourri of crookedness, charm, murder, and narrow squeaks, is rounded-off with suicide...