The Two Faces of January

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For the 2014 film, see The Two Faces of January (film).
The Two Faces of January
First edition
Author Patricia Highsmith
Cover artist Polly Cameron
Country United States
Language English language
Genre Psychological thriller
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date
OCLC 16923778
813/.54 19
LC Class PS3558.I366 T8 1988

The Two Faces of January (1964) is a psychological thriller novel by Patricia Highsmith.


The book revolves around American characters, but is set in Athens, Crete, and Paris. It involves a con artist, Chester MacFarland, who accidentally kills a Greek policeman who is investigating him. MacFarland's wife, Colette, and an American student, Rydal Keener, become involved in covering up the death and fleeing the country.


The publishers quote the following positive reviews:


A film adaptation was released in 2014.

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