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Harm Doneby Ruth Rendell
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The search for the body commenced. Then the victim walked into town.
Behind the picture-postcard facade of Kingsmarkham lies a community rife with violence, betrayal, and a taste for vengeance. When sixteen-year-old Lizzie Cromwell reappears no one knows where she has been, including Lizzie herself. Inspector Wexford thinks she was with a boyfriend. But the disappearance of a three-year-old girl casts a more ominous light on events. And when the public's outrage turns toward a recently released pederast and another suspect turns up stabbed to death, Wexford must try to unravel the mystery before any more bodies appear, and before a mob of local vigilantes metes out a rough justice to their least favorite suspect. In Harm Done, the violence is near at hand, and evil lies just a few doors down the block.
The latest Chief Inspector Wexford mystery by "the most brilliant mystery novelist of our time" Patricia Cornwell. This has sold nearly 100,000 copies to date; Ruth Rendell has sold over 4 million titles published by Arrow. She covers "all the major English preoccupations of the 20th century... accurately depicted and scrupulously researched" "The Mail On Sunday". This novel is about two girls who disappear, a paedophile released back into the community, and domestic violence.
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