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Adam and Eve and Pinch Meby Ruth Rendell
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Minty' s boyfriend, Jock, was killed in the disastrous train wreck at Paddington, shortly after he borrowed all her savings. Now he has come back to haunt her. Zillah lost her estranged husband, Jerry, in that same accident. She is not convinced he is actually dead, but for reasons of her own decides not to pursue the matter. Fiona' s fiance, Jeff, has simply disappeared- quite inexplicably since she was supporting him in style.
In her ingeniously unnerving new novel, Ruth Rendell deftly traces the connections among these women- and between them a series of vicious stabbings terrifying London. Adam and Eve and Pinch Me is a masterpiece of malice and psychological suspense.
"Adam and Eve and Pinch Me went down to the river to bathe, Adam and Eve were drowned. Who was saved?" This rhyme is a favourite of Jerry Leach, who has sponged off five women. With the cruel irony he would be the first to recognize from that rhyme, he becomes the victim of one of his female prey.
Latest thriller in paperback from Ruth Rendell, relating a characteristically dark tale of murder and suspense. "Here are the fears that haunt us, the nightmarish urban myths of our time...One of the most remarkable talents writing today. Ruth Rendell is a peer of the realm, and she deserves to be: she's a national treasure" Jane Jakeman, "Independent". "Harm Done", the last Inspector Wexford mystery, has sold over 300,000 copies in paperback.
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