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Vintage Books, 1967 - Fiction - 166 pages
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In Pick-Up, Charles Willeford has created a work of psychological suspense that is at once poignant, terrifying, and utterly authentic in its depcition of alcoholic desire and destruction.

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The ultimate "twist ending" novel! - Goodreads
Terse, atmospheric prose and - Goodreads
And watch out for the ending, it is a game changer! - Goodreads
The twist ending will make you crazy. - Goodreads
This novel has a SURPRISE ENDING. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Val - Goodreads

Didn't know if I liked it until I read the last line of the novel. Then I liked it. Quick read but it does leave you thinking. Read full review

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User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

I read this book in one sitting. It is magnificently downbeat and dark in it's subject matter. The last two sentences of the book are brilliant and totally, for me anyway, made me reflect back on the story and the way in which the outside world reacts to Henry's actions. Read full review


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About the author (1967)

Charles Willeford was a highly decorated (Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Luxembourg Croix de Guerre) tank commander with the Third Army in World War II. He was also a professional horse trainer, boxer, radio announcer, and painter. Willeford, the author of twenty novels, created the Miami detective series featuring Hoke Moseley, which includes Miami Blues, Sideswipe, The Way We Die Now, and New Hope for the Dead. He died in 1988.

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