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"Rendell's psychological novels remain in a class of their own" Susanna Yager, Sunday Telegraph "Ruth Rendell has quite simply transformed the genre of crime writing. She displays her peerless skill in blending the mundane, commonplace aspects of life with the potent murky impulses of desire and greed, obsession and fear" Sunday Times "The web is spun with fiendish skill" Observer "Domestic dramas exploding into deaths and murders - Threads are drawn tightly together in a lethal last pattern" Sunday Times "One of the greatest novelists presently at work in our language... A writer whose work should be read by anyone who either enjoys a brilliant mystery - or distinguished literature" Scott Turow
"The web is spun with fiendish skill." – Observer
"Domestic dramas exploding into deaths and murders…Threads are drawn tightly together in a lethal last pattern." – Sunday Times --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Suspense at it's best as well as an honest, realistic "Mother love" story which never deteriorated into the sentimental.Published 8 months ago by M. Elyse St George
Wow, what a book!I laughed, cried, got angry and was totally shocked at this book!The characters are so believable. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2004 by G. Underdown
Rendell's middle period books are some of her finest. None of her books should EVER go out of print. Read morePublished on Jan. 18 2001
Like most of Ruth Rendell's novels, this is a highly readable and engrossing book. It starts out as a hearbreaking tale of a mother's love but soon takes an unexpected course that... Read morePublished on June 19 2000 by Phillip O.