One of Gonet's six favorite books, as told to the Daily Express:
STRANGERS ON A TRAIN by Patricia HighsmithRead about another book on Gonet's list.
I love thrillers and Highsmith is extraordinarily forensic. She takes you on a dark, complex journey and makes you study the psychology of crime. I also love that Fifties period of American writing when there were lots of social and political changes. This is a rich stew.
Strangers on a Train is on Lars Iyer's top ten list of literary frenemies and John Mullan's list of ten of the best railway journeys in literature.