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Jock Lewis was supposed to have died in that terrible train crash at Paddington. Minty, his girlfriend, received a letter from Great Western telling her so. But, curiously, the police haven’t been in touch. And Jock has borrowed all her savings . . .

Zillah also got a letter from the railway company, informing her that her husband, Jerry Leach, was dead. Something about the letter struck her as suspicious, but she chooses not to mention her doubts to the up-and-coming Conservative Member of Parliament who has just proposed a marriage of convenience . . .

Fiona, a successful banker, met Jeff Leigh before the Paddington crash in August. Although he never seemed to have a job, and borrowed money from her, she is utterly devoted to him—and can’t understand why he suddenly has disappeared . . .

As this novel gets under way, it is not immediately apparent how the lives of these women might be connected, or how they may figure into a series of vicious stabbing deaths that have shocked and terrified the citizens of London. With consummate skill, Ruth Rendell pulls the colorful strands of this harrowing story ever tighter, increasing the tension page by page.

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This chilling novel about serial killer in contemporary London is penned by one of the most celebrated mystery writers of our time. As the story gets under way, readers have no idea how a series of vicious stabbings could connect to the colorful cast of interacting characters.

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Ruth Rendell has been awarded three Edgars for best novel by the Mystery Writers of America, as well as the Grand Master Award. In England, the Crime Writers’ Association has honored her with two Gold Dagger awards for best novel, a Silver Dagger, and a Diamond Dagger for outstanding contribution to the genre. She lives in London.

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Aemilia, April 1, 2007 (view all comments by Aemilia)
It's a story of willing gullibility & madness. All the characters are "off", some of course more than others. One needed therapeutic help before the book's events. It was appalling but fascinating to witness events & lives interweave as they did. Ruth Rendell writes stories of such plausibility that one shivers wondering if they could really happen. Yes. They could. To just about anyone. And of course, her books are well-done from start to finish.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780609610251
Subtitle:
(a novel )
Author:
Rendell, Ruth
Publisher:
Crown Publishers
Location:
New York
Subject:
London
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Serial murders
Subject:
Serial murderers
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
American
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
c2001
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
356 p.
Dimensions:
9.40x6.44x1.22 in. 1.36 lbs.

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