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The Water's Lovely

3.7 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (23 Sept. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1491535768
  • ISBN-13: 978-1491535769
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.9 x 14 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
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"Ruth Rendell is excellent at catatonia. She revels in the menacing potential of stillness, the sinister heft of the inanimate object. In this cool yet engrossing novel, life's miscellanea . . . threaten to unmask awful secrets. The suspense is genteel, but palpable . . . Rendell is in full control of her craft here. She places motives, possibilities, or question marks with forensic precision throughout the story . . . Impressively, she draws characters with great economy, unpicks and sustains them through a well-timed and smoothly executed story." (Sunday Times)

"The quality of the writing is as high as ever, and so too is Rendell's control of the narrative, which sweeps along in short, tart sections." (Spectator)

"Rendell coaxes her horrors along so seductively that all kinds of nastiness seem not only possible, but inevitable" (Literary Review)

"Once again, she has broken with the traditions of crime fiction, that it should engage the mind rather than the emotions" (Sunday Times)

"Ruth Rendell is back to her creepy best. She has always been wonderful at exploring the dark corners of the human mind, and the way private fantasies can clash and explode into terrifying violence" (Daily Mail) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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‘One of her most gleefully energetic efforts. And its powers of description and characterization place it far beyond the limits of a genre novel.’ (The New York Times)

'Rendell’s eerie capacity to comprehend disturbed criminal minds continues to astonish.' (The Times)

'Ruth Rendell is back to her creepy best. She has always been wonderful at exploring the dark corners of the human mind, and the way private fantasies can clash and explode into terrifying violence.' (The Daily Mail) --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.

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