Under The Skin


Michel Faber

First Sentence:     Isserley always drove straight past a hitch-hiker when she first saw him, to give herself time to size him up.

Back of the book:

Isserley spends most of her time driving. But why is she so interested in picking up hitch-hikers? And why are they always male, well-built and alone? An utterly unpredictable and macabre mystery, Michel Faber’s debut novel is an outstanding piece of fiction that will stay with you long after you have turned the last page.

Quote from the book:

As soon as he’d entered her car and sat down, Isserley sensed he was trouble. It was as if the laws of physics were unsettled by his presence; as if the electrons in the air were suddenly vibrating faster, until they were ricocheting around the confines of the cabin like crazed invisible insects.

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Last Sentence:     ‘Here I come,’ she said.