Patricia Highsmith fans, rejoice!
I don’t want to ruin any of the plot surprises of John Boyne’s new novel A Ladder to the Sky, so I’ll just say here that if you’re a fan of The Talented Mr. Ripley, you will love this book. Of course, this assumes that you can handle unlikeable characters/charming sociopaths. As NPR says,
“Maurice Swift engages in at least two acts so dark it seems almost impossible to enjoy reading A Ladder to the Sky as much as you definitely will enjoy reading it.”