Discover John Fowles’ compelling classic first novel
‘Short and spare and direct, an intelligent thriller with psychological and social overtones’ Sunday Times
Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger, art student Miranda. Coming into unexpected money, he buys a remote Sussex house and calmly abducts Miranda, believing she will grow to love him in time.
Alone and desperate, Miranda must struggle to understand her captor if she is to gain her freedom…
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Love it. Had me gripped the entire time. Lots of names of friends and family of Miranda's mentioned though, hard to keep track of who's who, but that makes it even more interesting. Love the ending, didn't expect it though, but won't give anything away for new readers. Great book. Creepy but gripping. I would definitely recommend it.
Thank you John!