Young couple stalked by older couple

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Young couple stalked by older couple

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Nov 3, 2019, 2:15pm


The book was about a young couple who went on vacation to maybe Italy or Spain and they made friends with an older man, then with the wife of this older man as well. Slowly, the two couples got closer and the oldsters invited them into their home, where they had pictures of the young man, taken without his knowledge or consent, depicted him having breakfast and other activities. In the end, the older couple restrain the young man and make his fiancée(?) watch while they violate and kill him. Then they let her go and she goes home.
Read this book as a part of an english course a few years back, so I'm pretty sure it is by an English or American author.

Dec 3, 2019, 1:31am

Hi, I'm pretty sure the book you're looking for could be The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan. The plot sounds pretty much like it. It was also made into a movie in the early nineties(?).

Mar 29, 2020, 6:04am

Haven't looked at the site lately, but it is exactly that, thank you both.

Mar 30, 2020, 4:27pm

You're welcome! Glad we could help. :)