Reading progress update: I've read 111 out of 251 pages.

A Suspension of Mercy - Patricia Highsmith

Alicia felt vaguely hurt. Edward wasn’t in the spirit of the thing at all. ‘You’d think there was something illegal about what we’re doing.’

Edward gave a laugh. ‘Darling, there is. And it’s worse with the police in it.’

‘If I do what you suggested, I won’t be able to see you or be with you for months and months.’

That was true. Edward was silenced for a moment, torn.

Alicia went into the kitchen to attend to the dinner.


Hah! Well, at least it sounds like Sydney and Alicia deserve each other. This story also has a hint of Double Indemnity in it. 

This is delicious. 

I have no idea where this is going.