Synopses & Reviews
In traditional fairy tales the handsome prince rescues the beautiful princess from her wicked stepmother, and the couple live happily ever after. But in Ruth Rendell's dark and damaged contemporary universe, innocent dreams can turn into the most terrible nightmares.
Teddy Brex emerges from a loveless, isolated childhood as a handsome but autistic young man. Francine Hill, traumatized by the murder of her mother, grows into a beautiful young woman, who must endure the overprotectiveness of an increasingly obsessive stepmother.
Teddy Brex does ride to her rescue, but he is a man who has already committed two murders...
About the Author
Ruth Rendell's many awards include three Edgars, four Gold Daggers and the Cartier Diamond Dagger. She is the author of more than forty novels, including Road Rage, Kissing the Gunner's Daughter, Simisola and The Crocodile Bird. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) and in 1997 became a Life Peer. She lives in London, England.