Editions

Reviews

  • "Wonderful at exploring the dark corners of the human mind, and the way private fantasies can clash and explode into terrifying violence"

    Daily Mail
  • "Once her characters start twisting on every-tightening tracks, their fates are brilliantly sealed, and it’s never obvouis who’ll be the victim or the culprit. Rendell’s greatest trick is making an unforeseen outcome feel predestined"

    Financial Times
  • "There are quite a few Ruth Rendells: the doyenne of the traditional English detective novel; the queen of the psychological thriller; the celebrated author of the literary thriller"

    Mail on Sunday
  • "Ruth Rendell is certainly one of the foremost of our writers of crime fiction... She’s using the detective story to say things she thinks are important"

    P D James
  • "Probably the greatest living crime writer in the world"

    Ian Rankin