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Going Wrong: Complete & Unabridged (G K Hall Audio Books) Audio Cassette – Audiobook, 1 Mar 1992

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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Chivers Audio Books; Unabridged edition (Mar. 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0745162339
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745162331
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 16.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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"One of the greatest novelists presently at work in our language"

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A chilling tale of obsession and murderous love, from the world's greatest living crime writer and author of bestselling psychological thrillers including Thirteen Steps Down and Adam and Eve and Pinch Me. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Guy is very rich with a gorgeous house in London and is stunningly handsome. He absolutely adores and worships his long time love Leonora he would do anything for her, give her anything she wants. With him, he says she could have a lovely life.. What's not to like about him then?

Well apart from having a very criminal past including drug dealing and a protection racket and a pretty dodgy present way of life, he is insanely controlling and possesive and paranoid to boot. Leonora is out of love with him and wants to be 'just friends' to keep him sweet, and out of a sense of guilt for letting such an intensive love down, she agrees to meet him every Saturday for lunch. Guy of course, is still convinced she will come back to him and that it is only because of the evil influence of a variety of friends and family that she has grown away from him. To say he is deluded is an understatement. He is something of a sociopath, of a type appearing in other Rendell works.

His simmering paranoia and resentment is tipped over into near madness when he finds out that Leonora is planning to marry and the groom is not going to be him. Light the blue touch paper!!!

The London background is very well observed and detailed and Guy's control freakery believable. I wanted to kick Leonora in the bottom quite often, for not getting rid of this creep early on, but if not the best classic Rendell it is fairly compulsive if somewhat unpleasant reading
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This is a modern story of love gone wrong. Ruth Rendell makes it even more effective by telling the story from Guy,the pursuer's, point of view. He narrates as if everything is normal and Leonra is still in love with him. It is quickly obvious to the reader that she is not, she is merely being tolerant of his attentions. As the plot develops, the charade becomes more complex as Guy's jealousy materialises into murderous rage. But against whom? The ending is both chilling and tragic as Guy appears to have evolved and changed throughout the action. And at the same timew Leonora no longer seems so angelic when her actions are revealed. The ending, believe me, is not the ending you expect. Rumour has it this is about to hit outr TV screens..
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By lawyeraau HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 26 Nov. 2004
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British author, Ruth Rendell, is, undoubtedly, the doyenne of psychological suspense, painting subtle portraits of offbeat, quirky characters that are just a tad off the beaten path. Delving into their psyches, she draws the reader into the slightly skewed world that they inhabit. Their world then becomes that of the reader, as the author weaves a tapestry of a world that is just a bit awry, deftly letting the reader know that something is wrong, so very wrong.
The author does no less in this well-written novel, as she leads the reader into the mind and world of Guy Curran, a handsome, young man from the slums who has led a hard scrabble life, elevating himself from the bowels of poverty by dint of his own hard work and acquiring great wealth in the process . Unfortunately for him, that hard work included some less than reputable dealings in the drug trade, which provided the capital for his now legitimate businesses.
For years, Guy has been obsessively in love with Leonora Chisholm, an upper class miss who, after years of being his reluctant childhood sweetheart, has rejected him and all the trappings of wealth and comfort he has to offer her. She prefers to live in genteel poverty with her friends, while acquiring a new boyfriend whom her family and friends like. Guy is convinced some of his past, shady dealings have come to the attention of someone in Leonora's family or inner circle. He believes that that individual has persuaded Leonora to turn away from him.
Now, who would go and do such a thing? Read this well-written book and join Guy in the process of eliminating the likely suspect in this twisted tale of obsessive love.
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Another entertaining book from one of my favourite authors-- a deluded sociopath who in enamoured with his first flame finds himself spiralling downward in his attempt to win back her affections , no matter how or what that may entail...
I enjoyed it till the end , its funny as well and disturbing and a classic from Ruth Rendell..
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Ruth Rendell is one of my favourite authors. This is another in a long line of books I couldn't put down. She has a grasp of human nature and deep psychological insights, and creates the perfect characters. read it!
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I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the human mind and how it can create false realities leading to dangerous obsessions. This is a brilliant book, a real page turner, with brilliant characterisation. The main character is fascinating because, despite his frightening form of madness, he is pitiable and even likeable. I love all Ruth Rendell's work, but I would put this one near the top of the list.
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Not may favourite Ruth Rendell book. I found it a bit too long-winded in places and things were repeated too often. As to the characters, the readers patience is overstretched with Guy and Leonore and I often want to knock some sense into both of them. A good storyline though, it could have been developed better by not diving into the characters of these two too much.
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