Alan Groombridge had a fantasy. Husband to a woman he didn't like, father of two children he had never wanted, and manager of the second smallest branch of the Anglian-Victoria bank in the country, Alan was doomed to a life of domestic boredom and tedious routine.
All that saved him was that one fantasy: stealing enough of the bank's money to allow him just one year of freedom -one year in which to live a different sort of life. But one day there was no more dreaming and no more games. The Anglian-Victoria bank was robbed and both manager and cashier disappeared. ln place of the dull and dreary repetition on that had once existed, there came a brutal, chilling nightmare that might never, never end.
©2011 Ruth Rendell (P)2011 Random House Audio Go
Wife, mother, reader. Preferred genres include psychological fact and fiction, comedy and (auto)biography.
Thrilling, moreish and contemplative.
Alan Groombridge - he was a middle-aged man who felt as though his life had been blighted by a series of choices made in his late teens and yearned for something different. His journey towards making this happen is extremely interesting.
Ric Jerrom is the most talented actor to voice Rendell books. He has a low, mellow and melodious tone which brings all of the different characters alive.
The end - it was very sad indeed.
"Missing the last chapter!"
Great story, would have been a great ending if chapter 25 had been included in this
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