Books: Malice Aforethought

THE PURSUER—Louis Golding—Farrar & Rinehart ($2).

Of many existing causes for alarm, one minor one has been Author Louis Golding's caracoling cleverness, which has frightened away more than a few cautious readers. His latest tale is frightening for a different and better reason: it intends to be. A psychological horror story, The Pursuer gives hunters of goose flesh and duck bumps some satisfactorily thrilling moments.

Wace and Sharpies were schoolmates in the same English town, and rivals from the day they met. More, they were obsessed by their hatred of each other. But they...

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