At 30, Helen Clarvoe is alone: Her only visitors are the staff at the hotel where she lives, and her only phone calls come from a stranger. Until that stranger, with a quiet, compelling voice, lures the aloof and financially secure Miss Clarvoe into a world of extortion, pornography, vengeance, madness, and murder. But who is the hunter and who is the victim?
A gothic chiller which still feels incredibly modern, Beast in View is a true classic of the crime fiction genre.
©1955 Margaret Millar; copyright © 1983 Margaret Millar Charitable Remainder Unitrust (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
I wish I had read this book instead of listening to it. The performance drove me nuts, especially the voice of the matriarch in the story, which overemphasized the melodrama. As for the book, the characterization of Blackshear is utterly inconsistent and unbelievable. I will try another Millar book before I give up on her, but I think I'll switch to reading these.
This is a superb psychological study disguised as a novel of suspense and terror. Millar is a master of the unexpected twist and this clearly is one of her best books. In Millar, like Highsmith, crime is more interesting than detection and the ultimate focus is on a diseased society and the way it breeds fear.
"Wonderful writing and narration"
Margaret Millar was and is a great writer! The narration in this book is amazing! You must read/ listen to this great book!
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