Liza, a naive 17-year-old, is forced to leave home by her obsessively protective mother, Eve. Their life together is at an end, because Eve is a murderess. This explores the theme of innocence and experience, while retaining the constant tension of violent death. By the author of "Live Flesh".
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"The most brilliant mystery novelist of our time" (Patricia Cornwell)
"Here is Ruth Rendell on such fantastic form that you'll want to stay up all night racing through to the end." (Val Hennessy Daily Mail)
"A powerful and absorbing narrative told with elegance and subtlety" ( Daily Telegraph)
"Ruth Rendell is surely one of the greatest novelists presently at work in our language. The extraordinary depth and accuracy of her psychological portraits is matched only by the rare inventiveness of her storytelling" (Scott Turow)
"Psychologically acute and extremely disturbing, Ruth Rendell’s work is outstanding" ( The Times)
Classic crime fiction from 'the most brilliant mystery novelist of our time'
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Book Description Trafalgar Square, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091776368