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on 31 March 2014
Its been a few years since I last read this mid-period Wexford novel and I seem to remember that it was not one of my favourites. It still isn't BUT it I did enjoy it much more than I expected to. It starts off really well and I liked the main trio of suspects, the Zoffanys and especially the charming and intriguing Natalie Arno. Then it goes a bit flat with Reg and Dora's trip to California which, ultimately, seems a bit unnecessary and really just an excuse for Rendell to write about foreign parts for a change! She really enjoys herself with the descriptive passages here (and again later on in the South of France) but I'm not sure that any of it adds much to the actual story. Things pick up a bit again towards the end though I do sometimes wish that Reg's explanations to his stooge Burden of 'how it all happened' weren't QUITE so drawn out as they always are! I'm sure most of the readers are quite a bit ahead of him by this time! Anyway, its all well thought out and quite clever and I did really enjoy re-reading this one.
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on 15 November 2017
very good
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on 20 April 2015
what a great mind ruth rendall has a great story line a sure 5 istill did not suspect who was the killer.
highly reccommend this book to all who dunnit's
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on 9 April 2017
Well read by narrator.
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on 15 September 2016
you cannot go wrong with a Ruth Rendell
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on 15 October 2016
Very good service.Thanks.
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on 30 October 2015
She never fails, another good book, shame there won't be any more.
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on 4 March 2016
Great read, as always
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on 5 June 2015
Excellent as is always the case with Ruth Rendell
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on 3 September 2013
A good story in completely the same style and genre as all the other Wexford novels, so if you like them, you'll like this.
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