As an avid fan of Ruth Rendell novels for many years I ordered this book early and in hard cover as I couldn't wait to read it and how disappointed I was on receiving my copy and settling in for a good read! The plot if you could call it that was non existent and absolute rubbish.It had such potential when we were taken back to Wexfords past but to base an accusation of murder on how someone looked at you is ludicrous.There were silly sub plots about a possible abduction for an arranged marriage which was again based on nothing more than a hunch as if police had time to chase around following information so fragile. Ruth Rendell should be ashamed a lazy novel with none of the excitement which we know she can produce. Dont buy this book you can have my copy for free!!!