Type: Thriller, Mystery, Psychological
Author: Thomas Harris
Publication Date: 1988
Country: United States
Clarice Sterling enlists the help of a brilliant forensic psychiatrist turned cannibal killer, Hannibal Lecter in order to nab a killer called ‘Buffalo Bill’ who is performing the horrible crime of kidnapping overweight woman and dumping them into a river after skinning them. Also, Lecter is planning his escape by manipulating those around him which is the most intriguing and heart-stopping moments in the book. Clarice’s backstory is also revealed serving as an explanation to the unusual title.