Author: Dirk Kurbjuweit

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  • : $29.99(AUD)
  • : 9781925498196
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  • : December 2016
  • : 234mm X 153mm
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  • : February 2017
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  • : Dirk Kurbjuweit
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I had always believed my father capable of a massacre. Whenever I heard on the news that there had been a killing spree, I would hold my breath, unable to relax until it was clear that it couldn't have been him. That's paranoid, I know, but it's inevitable if you grew up the way I did. Randolph has an attractive, intelligent wife and two children, enjoys modest success as an architect and has just moved into a beautiful flat in a respectable part of Berlin. Life seems perfect - until they meet the man living in the basement below them. Their downstairs neighbour is friendly at first, if a little strange, but then he starts to frighten them. And the situation quickly becomes intolerable...


'Fear shifts our moral codes. It makes us sympathetic to violent revenge, accessories to murder. Do we want the victim to survive? No, we don't. Long after I had put this book down I still didn't. A great achievement.' -- Herman Koch 'Dirk Kurbjuweit exposes the evil lurking just below the surface of civilised life.' Stern 'A subtle and engrossing psychological thriller that gives an intelligent, carefully considered response to the question of how much our liberal values are worth when we feel our lives are threatened.' Brigitte 'High-voltage and multi-layered.' Frankfurter Neue Presse 'Fear forces us to see just how thin the delicate veneer of civilisation really is, and thus confirms it: any one of us can become a murderer.' Der Tagesspiegel 'Gripping, suspenseful and unbelievably dark...As a thriller, Fear more than holds its own against the competition. It reminds one of Dutch author Herman Koch's bestselling novels, and not only because of the moral question-How far will you go to protect your family?-at the heart of the story.' Welt 'Flawlessly translated from German by Imogen Taylor...a gripping and thought-provoking read.' BookMooch