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Summary

A lump of concrete dropped deliberately from a little stone bridge kills the wrong person. The young woman in the car behind is spared. But only for a while... A few weeks later, George Marshalson lives every father's worst nightmare: he discovers the murdered body of his eighteen-year-old daughter on the side of the road. Wexford steps into the case but soon a second teenage girl is murdered - a victim unquestionably linked to the first - and another family is shattered...

©2007 Ruth Rendell (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • 11-02-21

Not the best

If this has been my first Wexford I probably wouldn't have listened to any more. Too convoluted. Kept thinking I'd missed something and had to re-listen. Too many unlikeable characters. Not my favourite of the series. Trying not to let it put me off reading others.

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Solid story - excellent narration. Would recommend

A solid Rendell outing that keeps the listener engaged, and is really elevated by excellent narration. Audible - take heed! Listeners want this level of sophisticated performance in the narration rather than the brave but flat attempts by authors reading their own work.

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21st Century Perspective

I have thought long and hard to give a fair review and here goes…

The narration was very good and the basic story engaging and interesting, but…..crikey in our new enlightened age I did feel I was wincing at every other sentence.

Ruth Rendell I feel has fallen out of favour, which explains the number of her books which are free to download.

Old Ruthy clearly has very strong views about men with long hair, Birmingham accents, the unemployed, people from other ethnic origins than that of the true Anglo Saxon, women who don’t meet with her ideals of what would constitute”pretty”, strong women, clever women, illegitimate children, bad manners, feminism, adultery, larger women…etc. etc.

Her clumsy and constant references to the above make very uncomfortable reading.

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A rattling good story told by a superb narrator

Ruth Rendell at her best. It had me guessing till the end. Nigel Anthony's extensive range of voices brought the story alive.

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Not her best

Interesting story with the usual surprises along the way, but not her strongest. A couple of irritating characters spoilt it for me, and an unnecessarily long conclusion.

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Great narration and story from a great detective writer.

I thought the narrator really captured Wexford and had great ability with the other characters as well. Thoroughly enjoyed this and a real treat as a freebie .

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Yep pretty excellent actually

Enjoyed it. Good plot, keeps you guessing.

Like it!

6 more words required SAUSAGE SANDWICH

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Bit of an odd story…

Not sure at all about this book. I was really involved with the story to begin with and then it seemed to take far too long to get anywhere…and I lost interest. Some of the sub plots seemed slightly ridiculous and the main plot line was wrapped up I n the last 7 minutes by Wexford. The narrator is good.

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Excellent entertainment

Nigel Anthony is perfect! A convoluted tale with excitement and mystery. Very enjoyable. Give it a listen!

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A good, solid read

Having never read anything by Ruth Randell before, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I really enjoyed the book. The writing was excellent and easy to read. The plot was good with lots of twists and turns. The ending was a bit abrupt but overall, a good read.

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  • 14-04-20

Gripping story

The twists & turns, res herrings & blind alleys make this one of Ruth Rendell’s most gripping stories.
With a very believable cast of characters the reader is guided through the complex story of love, hate, desperation & many other emotions to a chilling climax.
As always with Ruth Rendell there are other stories & issues running alongside the main plot. These enhance the overall story for the reader.
An excellent story superbly read, the narrator sounded more like George Baker as Wexford then George Baker himself !

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