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A Sight for Sore Eyes

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A Sight for Sore Eyes

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Ruth Rendell
publisher:
Crown
genre:
Fiction

We gave it a B+

Ruth Rendell has perfected the English murder mystery on a psychological level while maintaining an unrelenting atmosphere of suspense. In her latest novel she has some sly fun with the requisite red herring while slowly, steadily tightening the noose around several protagonists. As she explores yet another sinister cranny of suburban London in A Sight for Sore Eyes, Rendell, ever the master puppeteer, manipulates the interactions of a delicate but resourceful girl, a dangerously handsome boy, and a truly twisted stepmother. B+