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Cape Fear

John D. MacDonald

3 Reviews

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Fiction, Crime & mystery

'The great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller' - Stephen King

A dark, psychological thriller, first published in 1957 as The Executioners and filmed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro.

Max Cady, a brutal rapist, has been in prison for years, nursing his hatred for the man who put him away, attorney Sam Bowden.

When Cady gets parole, he begins stalking Bowden's family.

As Cady's campaign of terror mounts, the police are powerless to protect the family who must use their wits to survive a psychopath bent on revenge.

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Praise for Cape Fear

  • My favorite novelist of all time . . . All I ever wanted was to touch readers as powerfully as John D. MacDonald touched me. No price could be placed on the enormous pleasure that his books have given me. He captured the mood and the spirit of his times more accurately, more hauntingly, than any 'literature' writer - yet managed always to tell a thunderingly good, intensely suspenseful tale - Dean Koontz

  • To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen - Kurt Vonnegut

  • A master storyteller, a masterful suspense writer . . . John D. MacDonald is a shining example for all of us in the field. Talk about the best - Mary Higgins Clark

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