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Her plots were perhaps a little farfetched but she managed to build the story up to a climax.
Her insight into the ways a person may go down the wrong path shows keen observation and understanding of human behavior and the human soul, or the lack of!
It's full of deliciously quirky characters, atmospheric prose, and wonderfully paced suspense that pulls you right along with it.
This is another superbly written book by Ruth Rendell. This one features an ensemble cast, living in a group of apartments, one of whom is murdered. Read morePublished 5 months ago by rubyclaire_nc
First: I love this author. Her ability to show the ugly underside of ordinary people always fascinates me. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Tina M. Guizzetti
Good but I prefer the Inspector Wexford series. Rendell, however, never disappoints when it comes to escape into a fascinating world and suspense. Nell AbbottPublished 12 months ago by Nell Abbott
As usual Ms. Rendell did not disappoint. She is a master story teller. Her ability to weave an intricate plot with characters many of whom we might have known in real life is... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Catherine Fanning
Well written, believable characters and situations, you might even recognise some friends or neighbors. The ending was a total surprise to me.Published 14 months ago by Tony Burson
The twists and turns in this novel are very good,with the outcome quite unexpected and then two of the protagonists live happily ever after (presumably). Read morePublished 16 months ago by Peter R. Wigley
Oh, what a tangled web we weave--and who better to unwind the skeins and get to the root of the situation than Rendell. Read morePublished 18 months ago by John R. Lindermuth
This is a must for any fan of Ruth Rendell. I could not put the book down once I began to read it. My only disappointment was its ending: No one could possibly have guessed the... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Aben Rudy