Sliver by Ira Levin
A Novel (Pegasus Crime)

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Kay Norris, a successful single woman of thirty-nine, moves into the posh Carnegie Hill district of Manhattan's Upper East Side, into an apartment in a slender high rise, a "sliver" building. A man watches her. He watches her unpack, watches her make her bed. He owns the building; a shocking secret is concealed within its brick and concrete. Sliver is a novel about ultimate power, and the temptations the use of that power brings. With ice cold precision, Levin, the author of Rosemary's Baby and The Stepford Wives, creates a mesmerizing story that culminates in a scene of electrifying suspense.

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Ira Levin is the author of The Boys from Brazil, Rosemary's Baby, Son of Rosemary, The Stepford Wives, This Perfect Day, Sliver, and A Kiss Before Dying (for which he won the Edgar Award). Levin was also the recipient of three Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards. His website is
Published May 10, 2011 by Pegasus Books. 256 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure, Business & Economics. Fiction

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Readers so virtuous that they've never eavesdropped on a phone conversation or read someone else's mail may not find Levin's fantasy especially compelling, but for the rest of us, Sliver offers a large slice of delicious, double-chocolate escapist trash.

Feb 15 1991 | Read Full Review of Sliver: A Novel (Pegasus Crime)


No matter how many times he has Kay try to think like she’s in a Gothic novel (only a slight paraphrase from the actual text, sadly), it doesn’t make it suspenseful.

Feb 18 2011 | Read Full Review of Sliver: A Novel (Pegasus Crime)

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