By Ira Levin
This chilling mystery thriller by the author of Rosemary's Baby, Deathtrap and The Boys From Brazil explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder.
It is 1973 and students Susan and Larry are invited to visit the mansion home of the Brabissant family by dissolute caretakers the lonely Mackeys when they meet by chance in a restaurant.
The Mackeys are struck by Susan's strong resemblance to Veronica Brabissant, long-dead daughter of the family for whom they work. Susan is gradually induced to impersonate Veronica in order to provide comfort to the only living Brabissant,Veronica’s ailing and addled sister who still believes Veronica is alive.
But as soon as she is dressed in Veronica's clothes, Susan finds herself locked in Veronica’s room and trapped in the role of Veronica. Or is she Veronica, in 1935, pretending to be an imaginary Susan?
This spine-chilling tale of betrayal, illusion and identity will keep you guessing to the last.