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3.85  ·  Rating Details  ·  178 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
The idea of murder, once formed in her mind, simply would not go away. Thus begins this thrilling and harrowing tale of one family and one mysterious young woman, brought together by destiny to play out a bizarre, deadly game of lies, deceit, sexual obsession, and bloody revenge in the most beautiful place on earth. In tropical St. Thomas, on a remote precipice high above ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published May 1st 1995 by Onyx (first published 1994)
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Aurora Dimitre
Mar 01, 2014 Aurora Dimitre rated it really liked it
This book had some of the greatest plot twists I have ever read.

The plot seemed to be fairly straightforward at first, but then things kept piling up and up and up and eventually it grew into something huge and amazing, all in a book of just over four hundred pages, and I loved it. The characters were fairly interesting, too - I only really connected to a few of them, but none of them were boring.

One of the things I thought this book did very well was how it incorporated the past into the pres
Jun 18, 2012 Lee rated it it was amazing
What a roller coaster of a ride. You think you have it figured out....not. You can read the synopsis, but no spoilers here. This was one heck of a debut.
Feb 14, 2011 Marian rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-suspense
Good suspense story with a creepy psychopath villian. I liked it. It kept me guessing right up to the end.
Camilo Guerra
Jun 09, 2016 Camilo Guerra rated it it was ok
Shelves: noir
Una mujer que es un drama y jura que su vida es una tragedia griega, se mete dentro una casa, para ser niñera y ganarse la confianza de sus habitantes, aunque ...

No cuento mas, para no spoilear a nadie, pero si bien el libro esta lleno de clichés ( esposa confiada pero que duda del marido, marido esquivo, niña hiperactiva, anciana quisquillosa,detective enamorado...) el libro es entretenido, aunque algo enrevesado, pero tiene un par de giros a la mitad que le dan fuerza, ya que en algunos moment
Jan 02, 2016 Chris rated it liked it
There is a difference between a plot twist and being lied to. Savage's A Penny For The Hangman was a brilliant example of the former. It was a novel that I truly loved and will remember for a great deal of time. But this - Precipice - took plot twisting to a whole new level. The reader wasn't shot through a roller-coaster mystery. The reader was lied to.

All that said, Precipice is an engaging novel that should not be ignored. Just treat it with caution. Reader beware.
Helene Slowik
Feb 01, 2015 Helene Slowik rated it really liked it
Shelves: oprf-book-club
a page turner
Aug 20, 2009 Kristen rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who like mysteries, plot twists
Recommended to Kristen by: no one
One of the best books I've read to date. The plot is very detailed and twisting, and just when you think you have it figured out it changes. Very surprising end, at least I thought so.
Oct 11, 2012 Sofia rated it it was amazing
Reading this book again, 12 years after I first read it, I remembered why I loved it so much! The story was amazing and I felt so bad about Diana... I liked the end too! Very good book.
Jayme Yost moyer
Sep 06, 2013 Jayme Yost moyer rated it it was amazing
I finished this book a few days ago and I still find myself thinking about the characters and wondering how they are doing. Now that's character development! Loved this book!
Lisa Greer
Jan 16, 2008 Lisa Greer rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller
This had an exotic setting, and it was really different! I recommend it as well if you like mysteries and revenge plots.
Nov 13, 2012 Joyce rated it it was amazing
I read Valentine first several years ago and loved it. Then I found that he wrote others books!
Sep 08, 2012 Mandy rated it really liked it
Great, fast read.
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Tom Savage is the author of six suspense novels: Precipice, Valentine, The Inheritance, Scavenger, A Penny for the Hangman, and Mrs. John Doe. He wrote two detective novels under the name T. J. Phillips, Dance of the Mongoose and Woman in the Dark. His short stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and anthologies edited by Lawrence Block, Harlan C ...more
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