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A Sight for Sore Eyes

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A Sight for Sore Eyes tells three stories, and for the longest time, the reader has no inkling of how they will come together. The first is a story of a little girl who has been scolded and sent to her room when her mother is brutally murdered; as Francine grows up, she is haunted by the experience, and it is years before she even speaks. Secondly, we become privy to the life of a young man, Teddy, born of unthinking young parents, who grows up almost completely ignored. Free of societal mores, he becomes a sociopath, who eventually discovers that killing can be an effective way to get what he wants.Thirdly, we meet Harriet, who from an early age has learned to use her beauty to make her way in the world. Bored by marriage to a wealthy, much older man, she scans the local newspapers for handymen to perform odd jobs around the house, including services in the bedroom.

When these three plots strands finally converge, the result is harrowing and unforgettable. A Sight for Sore Eyes is not just the work of a writer at the peak of her craft. It is an extraordinary story by a writer who, after 45 books, countless awards, and decades of international acclaim, is still getting better with every book.

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About the Author

Ruth Rendell, a.k.a., Barbara Vine, is the author ofBlood Lines, The Keys To the Street, and Road Rage. Her reputation as both a literary talent and a great story teller has grown nationally and internationally with each new book. She has been showered with honors, including three Edgars, four Gold Daggers, the Commander of the British Empire Award, and the most prestigious Edgar of them all, the Grand Master Award.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307806147
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication Date:
20110914
Author:
Rendell, Ruth
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
384

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