Westlake proves that his signature wit and ability to turn out delightful banter can drive even a crimeless novel.
Minor Westlake is still Westlake, and his many fans will turn the last page with a tear.
Fans of Westlake will not be disappointed in this perceptive romantic suspense novel...Westlake expertly proves the old adage that it's better to travel hopefully than to arrive....This story is as wistful as the theme from old episodes of Taxi
– Publishers Weekly
"As riveting as any of his previous brilliant works... thoughtfully fascinating and deeply nostalgic... One of Westlake's best"
It's all high entertainment... You'll be hard-pressed to find more fun in a single sitting.–
Westlake delivers his typical, engaging, page-turner story and dialogue and does so in a way that almost makes you forget that there's no crime. He builds the suspense anyway, and the results are wonderful.
ACCLAIM FOR DONALD E. WESTLAKE:
One of the great writers of the 20th Century.
A book by this guy is cause for happiness.
– Stephen King
The novel's deeper meditations will keep you thinking long after you've closed the book.
– USA Today
Westlake is always original.
– Elmore Leonard
Westlake knows precisely how to grab a reader, draw him or her into the story, and then slowly tighten his grip until escape is impossible.
– Washington Post
Westlake has a genius for comic strategy...a lunatic brilliance.
– New York Times
Westlake is one of the best.
– Los Angeles Times
– Entertainment Weekly
"Westlake is a national literary treasure."