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Publisher's Summary

In This Sweet Sickness, David Kelsey has an unyielding conviction that life will turn out all right for him; he just has to fix "the situation" of being in love with a married woman. Obsessed with Annabelle and the life he has imagined for them, David prepares to win her over, whatever it takes. In this riveting tale of a deluded loner, Highsmith reveals her uncanny ability to draw out the secret obsessions that overwhelm the human heart.

©2016 Patricia Highsmith (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Highly recommended!

What if Ripley were not so talented? This story of delusional madness is all in the telling; Classic Highsmith , excellent performance.

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Great story very entertaining

A good book for reading to pass the time. Patricia Highsmith builds up tension, keeping the reader eager to hear more about the characters. The characters are clearly painted, all domineering control freak.

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Unbelievably Good

I had no idea what to expect, but I was riveted. The narrator is very well matched to the story.

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Not Patricia High smith’s Best

I normally love Patricia Highsmith’s writing and stories but this is really not good. It’s a one note samba about obsession, and is at least three times longer than the material can withstand.

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Boring and drawn out

I kept waiting for it to get exciting but never did. The whole story could have been told in an hour.