THE CLASSIC THRILLER BEHIND THE OSCAR-WINNING MOVIE
FBI trainee Clarice Starling has an elusive serial killer to hunt.
Only one man can help.
Psychopathic cannibal Hannibal Lecter...
The serial killer nicknamed 'Buffalo Bill' has been capturing and starving women, then murdering and skinning them. FBI rookie Clarice Starling is assigned to solicit help from imprisoned psychopath Dr Hannibal 'the Cannibal' Lecter, whose insight into the depraved minds of serial killers is second to none.
But in exchange for inviting her into the darkest chambers of his mind, Hannibal begins to probe at hers, demanding knowledge of her childhood demons as the price of understanding Buffalo Bill's.
Clarice knows how dangerous this man is, and the terrible things he can do with this information. But women are still disappearing, and time is running out...
Thrillers don't come any better than this. Razor-sharp entertainment, beautifully constructed and brilliantly written. It takes us to places in the mind where few writers have the talent or sheer nerve to venture.
The best book I've read in a very long time. Subtle, horrific and splendid
A snapshot from hell
He created one of our greatest anti-heroes, Hannibal Lecter. With a new book on the horizon, journalist and Thomas Harris superfan Tom Tivnan investigates the writer’s legacy and how he has dominated the crime-thriller genre, from print to screen.