The Living and the Dead (Vertigo)

By Boileau-Narcejac
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No longer with the police for reasons he did not care to remember, Flavières was not a man to be surprised by little side-slips of human conduct. So, when his old friend Paul Gévigne wanted him to keep an eye on his wife, Flavières thought the reasons were pretty obvious. But he was wrong - very wrong. Madeleine Gévigne was a mystery, especially to her husband; that was why he had come to Flavières.In fact, he sometimes wondered if she was the Madeleine he has married. To Flavières she was to become more than a mystery - an obsession that slowly but relentlessly drove him to his own destruction.

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