" At 81, Ms. Rendell continues to write in impeccable form, dripping both mirth and malice"--Janet Maslin, New York Times
“Rendell marshals her large cast of vividly drawn characters with apparent ease, skewering their self-deception and satirizing their pursuit of self-gratification with great skill…. The result is a thrilling exercise.”—The Evening Standard (UK)
"Out of this spider's web of interwoven lives emerges ... a beautifully disguised and manipulated surprise, set amid the jittery background of the restless city."--The Independent (UK)
“Spellbinding…. It's hard to think of another writer in the genre doing this sort of thing so well, and none does it better.”--Washington Post
About the Author
has won three Edgar Awards, the highest accolade from Mystery Writers of America, as well as four Gold Daggers and a Diamond Dagger for outstanding contribution to the genre from England’s prestigious Crime Writers’ Association. Her remarkable career has spanned more than forty years, with more than sixty books published. A member of the House of Lords, she lives in London.