Rendell, Ruth The Water's Lovely

ISBN 13: 9780091797287

The Water's Lovely

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Weeks went by when Ismay never thought of it at all. Then something would bring it back or it would return in a dream. The dream began in the same way.

She and her mother would be climbing the stairs, following Heather's lead through the bedroom to what was on the other side, not a bathroom in the dream but a chamber floored and walled in marble. In the middle of it was a glassy lake. The white thing in the water floated towards her, its face submerged, and her mother said, absurdly, "Don't look!"'

The dead man was Ismay's stepfather, Guy. Nine years on, she and her sister, Heather, still live in the same house in Clapham. But it has been divided into two self-contained flats. Their mother lives upstairs with her sister, Pamela. And the bathroom, where Guy drowned, has disappeared.

Ismay works in public relations, and Heather in catering. They get on well. They always have. They never discuss the changes to the house, still less what happened that August day...

But even lives as private as these, where secrets hang in the air like dust, intertwine with other worlds and other individuals. And, with painful inevitability, the truth will emerge.

(2005-02-17)

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Ruth Rendell is back to her creepy best. She has always been 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 again, she had broken with the traditions of crime fiction, that it should engage the mind rather than the emotions (Sunday Times)

Rendell coaxes her horrors along so seductively that all kinds of nastiness seem not only possible, but inevitable (Literary Review)

Ruth Rendell is excellent at catatonia. She revels in the menacing potential of stillness, the sinister heft of the inanimate object. In this cool yet engrossing novel, life's miscellanea...threaten to unmask awful secrets. The suspense is genteel, but palpable... Rendell is in full control of her craft here. She places motives, possibilities, or question marks with forensic precision throughout the story...Impressively, she draws characters with great economy, unpicks and sustains them through a well-timed and smoothly executed story. (Sunday Times)

The plot twists in this electrifying read reach all the way to the last page. (Publishers Weekly)

Descrizione del libro:

Can you bury a secret so deep that the truth will never resurface?

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Descrizione libro Hutchinson, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione: NEW CONDITION. Condizione sovraccoperta: NEW DUST JACKET. First Edition, Third Printing. // NO REMAINDER MARK// NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKS OF ANY KIND (no names or inscriptions, no bookplate, no underlining, etc) // NOT PRICE CLIPPED// NEW MYLAR COVER//. . SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR (si. Codice articolo 030297

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