The Cry of the Owl

Patricia Highsmith’s story telling style in The Cry of the Owl is dated. It just was not thrilling, psychological or creepy enough.  Additionally I thought the mystery should have gone an entirely different direction with Jenny stalking Robert. That angle could have been far more interesting. Perhaps this crime thriller is not as strong as her other stories since I did enjoy the adaptation of The Talented Mr. Ripley. I am not ruling out reading another Highsmith novel. 

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