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The Perfectionists by Arnold Castle is a gripping psychological thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end. Castle's masterful storytelling and intricate plot will leave readers guessing and second-guessing until the final pages.

The novel follows a group of five seemingly ordinary friends who are connected by their shared pursuit of perfection. However, as the story unfolds, it becomes clear that there is more to their friendships than meets the eye. Each character is hiding dark secrets and harboring ulterior motives, which adds layers of intrigue and suspense to the narrative.

Castle flawlessly weaves together multiple plotlines, creating a rich tapestry of mystery. The pacing is relentless, with each chapter ending in a tantalizing cliffhanger that propels the reader forward, desperate to uncover the truth. The author's ability to keep the suspense taut while also delving into the complex emotions and motivations of the characters is commendable.

Moreover, the characterization in The Perfectionists is superbly executed. Each character feels distinct and fully realized, with their own flaws and desires driving their actions. Castle skillfully explores the depths of their psyches, exposing their vulnerabilities and inner demons. As readers become invested in their stories, they will find themselves torn between sympathy and suspicion, never quite certain whom to trust.

The themes explored in this novel are another highlight. The notion of the pursuit of perfection, and the lengths individuals are willing to go to achieve it, is examined with nuance and thoughtfulness. Castle poses thought-provoking questions about the nature of success, the influence of societal pressure, and the consequences of striving for an unattainable ideal.

The Perfectionists is not just a thrilling and suspenseful read, but also a thought-provoking exploration of the human condition. This novel will leave readers questioning their own pursuit of perfection and the costs it may entail.

In conclusion, Arnold Castle's The Perfectionists is a stunning psychological thriller that will captivate fans of the genre. With its intricate plot, well-developed characters, and thought-provoking themes, this book is a must-read for anyone seeking a riveting and intellectually stimulating experience. Castle's talent for crafting suspense and delivering unexpected twists ensures that readers will be enthralled until the very last page.

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Is there something wrong with you? Do you fail to fit in with your group? Nervous, anxious, ill at ease? Happy about it? Lucky you!

Frank Pembroke sat behind the desk of his shabby little office over Lemark's Liquors in downtown Los Angeles and waited for his first customer. He had been in business for a week and as yet had had no callers. Therefore, it was with a mingled sense of excitement and satisfaction that he greeted the tall, dark, smooth faced figure that came up the stairs and into the office shortly before noon.

"Good day, sir," said Pembroke with an amiable smile. "I see my advertisement has interested you. Please stand in that corner for just a moment."

Opening the desk drawer, which was almost empty, Pembroke removed an automatic pistol fitted with a silencer. Pointing it at the amazed customer, he fired four .22 caliber longs into the narrow chest. Then he made a telephone call and sat down to wait. He wondered how long it would be before his next client would arrive.

The series of events leading up to Pembroke's present occupation had commenced on a dismal, overcast evening in the South Pacific a year earlier. Bound for Sydney, two days out of Valparaiso, the Colombian tramp steamer Elena Mia had encountered a dense greenish fog which seemed vaguely redolent of citrus trees... Continue reading book >>

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