Synopses & Reviews
A mother and a daughter live quietly in the rustic gatehouse of Shrove House, an isolated British estate. Their life seems perfectly ordinary except that daughter Liza has been kept isolated from the outside world for all of her sixteen years. And that he has seen her beautiful mother commit murder... more than once. Now, as the police come searching for a missing man, Liza's sheltered, strange world begins to fall apart. Piece by piece she will reveal her mother's tale of betrayal, desire, and obsession. Step-by-step we discover how much like mother, like daughter she is.
A story of obsessive love between mother and daughter and its connection to aseries of unexplained deaths near a remote English manor. Reviewers, writers, and knowledgeable mystery readers know Ruth Rendell as a master novelist. Hermost recent novel is Kissing the Gunner's Daughter.