Adrift, and troubled by her recent divorce from her bourgeoisie husband, we meet Betty alone in a bar. When she is embraced by an older woman, we learn of Betty's adulterous past. Feigning as a victim of high society exclusion, the truth of Betty is eventually revealed; that of a sinister woman overwrought with jealousy who cannot help but ensnare innocents into her dark webs of deception.
Originally published in 1961, this psychological thriller caused a sensation and became an instant classic which inspired a film adaptation of the same title.
Translated by Ros Schwartz
'A brilliant portrait of betrayal, hypocrisy, love and loss' - Chicago Tribune
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