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Sheer Blue Bliss
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Sheer Blue Bliss [Kindle Edition]

Lesley Glaister
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Lesley Glaister's writing goes from strength to strength. She has produced eight sharply observed, stylishly crafted books in nine years and her fans know what to expect: mean suburban streets, dingy terraced houses where behind closed doors wacky old women, disturbed children and an assortment of misfits turn the mundane into the macabre.

Sheer Blue Bliss confirms Glaister as one of the most original voices of the 1990s. The central characters, portraitist Constance Benson and Patrick Mount, failed phytologist and inventor of a life-enhancing elixir, have been lovers since Connie was 16. He is now dead and the story weaves from the present, where Connie is holding a retrospective exhibition of her work, including a valued portrait of Patrick, to the past and her childhood when they first met. Leaving her lonely cottage in Norfolk, Connie is exposed in London to hazardous encounters with PR people, journalists and sinister eccentrics such as Tony, an ex-convict obsessed with obtaining Patrick's elixir, which will induce the bliss of the book's title. Of London Connie reflects "It has been a delight and it has all been far too much"--but back in Norfolk life turns out to be even more dangerous...

A carefully conceived and constructed novel, Sheer Blue Bliss is written so effortlessly that the reader is drawn with equal ease into the twists and turns of the plot where tension and suspense mount to a plausible climax. Glaister perceives and records with almost frightening clarity, creating a story of sheer black brilliance. --Pearl Irish


'An addictive emotional thriller' -- Independent

'Crime writing of the highest order, creepy ... with satisfying fits of the shivers' -- Sunday Times

'Glaister, along with Ruth Rendell, has almost cornered the market in writing horror stories set in the suburbs' -- The Times

'Tackles tough, complex issues with panache ... the written equivalent of film noir' -- Independent on Sunday

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Did Patrick Mount, philosopher and visionary, discover the secret of sheer bliss? And why did he disappear? If Connie Benson, his former lover, knows the secret, she's not telling. A reclusive artist, she has kept her final portrait of Mount under wraps for over thirty years. Finally, she has decided to unveil it at a London exhibition. But stepping out of seclusion brings her into the orbit of one of Mount's most terrifying deciples. As events veer out of control, Connie finds herself fighting for her life...
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