A contemporary psychological thriller in the style of Ruth Rendell, from one of today’s most versatile and compelling storytellers.
It was easy for Elizabeth. She married the man she loved, bore him two children and made a home for him which was the envy of their friends.
It was harder for Ruth. She married Elizabeth’s son and then found that, somehow, she could never quite measure up…
Isolation, deceit and betrayal fill the gaps between the two individual women and between their different worlds. In this complex thriller, Philippa Gregory deploys all her insight into what women want and what women fear, as Ruth confronts the shifting borders of her own sanity. Laying bare the comfortable conventions of rural England, this spine-tingling novel pulses with suspense until the whiplash double-twist of the denouement.
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Does Ruth have the perfect marriage in the perfect house near the perfect mother-in-law or is it all a horrific conspiracy to rob her of her baby? This thriller is set around the Bath and Bristol area.Review:
‘Fiendishly plotted… this is Gregory at her most convincing. Sunday lunch with the in-laws will never be the same again’
‘Insidiously gripping’ Independent
‘Brilliant psychological chiller… utterly, nail-nibblingly plausible. You will relish its explosive climax and be gripped through to its final superb double-twist finish’ Daily Mail
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060176709
Book Description Harpercollins, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060176709
Book Description Harpercollins, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060176709