4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Dark Psychological Thriller That Does Not Dissapoint,
By A Customer
This review is from: A Sight For Sore Eyes (Paperback)
This novel is about Francine Hill and Teddy Grex, both 'damaged' children. Francine's mother was murdered and Teddy's childhood was a textbook example of parental neglect - it follows them into adulthood until they finally meet eachother -and then the suspence really begins to build.
It is an interesting idea that grows into a complicated, dark mystery that is rivetting. The language is beautiful and the imagery that Rendell uses really breathes life into the story. There are some excellent secondary characters, namely Julia, Francines step-mother who is the most irritating, suffocating character I have ever read - by the middle of the book I wanted to kill her! But don't get me wrong - that is the best bit about the book - it's ability to evoke real feeling in its reader. Rendells excellent ability to draw you into the book through the most insightful dialogue and imagery is unsurpassed. This book is overloaded with pschological insight, it is not one for those who like fast-paced books and can't stand plenty of description and slowly built tension. The ending is very good, all the lose ends are tied up and a subplot is also resolved in the most satisfying way.