• As Wexford’s investigation gathers pace, we experience the conflicts and contradictions of the Sixties when the social fabric was turned inside-out . . . a classic mystery, as true to life now as it was half a century ago.

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  • One of the best novelists writing today

    P.D. James
  • Ruth Rendell has quite simply transformed the genre of crime writing. She displays her peerless skill in blending the mundane, commonplace aspects of life with the potent murky impulses of desire and greed, obsession and fear

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  • Rendell never fails to come up trumps, and her millions of admirers will eagerly consume this offering as they have all the others.

    The Irish Times
  • A firm grasp of social concerns ensure that her novels are reflective of our own times, as well as hugely absorbing

    Louise Welsh, The Times

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