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Summary

This classic Victorian thriller was first produced in 1935. 

Jack Manningham is slowly, deliberately driving his wife, Bella, insane. He has almost succeeded when help arrives in the form of a former detective, Rough, who believes Manningham to be a thief and murderer. Aided by Bella, Rough proves Manningham's true identity, and finally Bella achieves a few moments of sweet revenge for the suffering inflicted on her.

©2018 Patrick Hamilton (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

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A disappointing adaptation.

This excellent play by Patrick Hamilton suffers in this woefully inadequate rendition which is a shame because the cast does include the talented Emilia Fox. This poorly directed audio piece will not withstand the test of time.

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Terrible drivel

Woeful and embarrassingly bad. I was cringing listening to it. Couldn’t finish it such terrible terrible acting too

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a great introduction to Patrick Hamilton.

I love this author and thoroughly enjoyed this adaption. I'd also recommend hangover square and craven house audible book by Patrick Hamilton.

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Excellent adaptation!

I saw this play at a local theatre a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Okay, the 'whodunnit' aspect of the story is set out from the start, there's no dramatic twist or anything but I still thought it was a great story. This adaptation is excellent so I am surprised by the reviews that say otherwise. Emilia Fox is fantastic as the gaslighted wife and plays the distress well (with plenty of practice from playing the most danger-prone pathologist on television - we love her for it though!). I am very pleased to have it in my library so that I can enjoy it as many times as I want!