• "Patricia Highsmith has an extraordinary talent for the sinister, and this is well revealed in The Cry of the Owl, one of her finest novels"

    Robert Nye, Guardian
  • "Patricia Highsmith is a craftsman who has made the suspense novel her own domain"

    The Times
  • "The basic nightmare situation - to be accused of a crime you did not commit and be unable to prove your innocence- is the subject of The Cry of the Owl... It's Kafka with a vengeance... compulsive"

  • "A rare talent, a remarkable novelist... her books are written in elegant and lucid prose"

    John Mortimer