What if you invited someone in and they wouldn't leave...?
Photo: Martin Guggisberg
A great debut!
«I emphasize this book not only for its thrilling plot and literary performance, but also for its amazing effect it had on me: Instead of empathy for the victim, I felt glee and solidarity with evil. I haven't experienced this often, and it heightened my fascination for the author and his book.»
Literarily elegant, subtle and to the point
«Of course the story is so brilliantly told that the initial clues, which really are the reader’s own perfidious hope, totally mislead you until the very end.»
Raymond does his best to maintain contact – much to Samuel’s chagrin. The seemingly random encounters and efforts of his devotee become increasingly irritating and more and more threatening. The shy stranger gradually evolves into a merciless stalker, and Samuel has no other choice than to turn the tables. That’s when he makes a shocking discovery.
Samuel Bach (37) seems to have everything he could wish for: He’s a successful journalist and architecture critic, lives in a wealthy Swiss city and enjoys his single life, culture and a small circle of friends. When he flirts with a stranger one night, however, his life takes, his life takes a wrong turn.