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The Birthday Present by Barbara Vine - a gripping, psychological thriller packed with menace

Intensely imagined, fearful and satisfying' Sunday Times

Tory MP Ivor Tesham has unconventional tastes. And in bored housewife Hebe Furnal he finds someone to share and enact his sexual fantasies. However, one day it all goes terribly wrong. Ivor plans a special liaison for Hebe's birthday - a daring sexual adventure. But dangerous games have unforeseen costs and consequences. And when there is an accidental death, scandal and ruin cannot be far behind . . .

How long can a secret stay a secret?

How long will friends protect a reputation?

And how long before guilt catches up with you?

'The pre-eminent genius of the psychological thriller' Herald

'Gripping, compelling' Mail on Sunday

'Vintage Vine' Literary Review

If you like P.D. James, Ian Rankin and Scott Turow, you will love The Bithday Present by Barbara Vine.

Barbara Vine is the pen-name of Ruth Rendell. She has written fifteen novels using this pseudonym, including A Fatal Inversion and King Solomon's Carpet which both won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. Her other books include: A Dark Adapted Eye; The House of Stairs; Gallowglass; Asta's Book; No Night Is Too Long; In the Time of His Prosperity; The Brimstone Wedding; The Chimney Sweeper's Boy; Grasshopper; The Blood Doctor; The Minotaur; The Birthday Present and The Child's Child.

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The Rendell/Vine partnership has for years been producing consistently better work than most Booker winners put together ( Ian Rankin)

Barbara Vine is Ruth Rendell letting rip ( Daily Telegraph)

A superb and original writer ( Amanda Craig, Express)

About the Author:

Barbara Vine is the pen-name of Ruth Rendell. Viking have published her twelve previous novels, including A Dark Adapted Eye, which won the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger Award, and more recently Grasshopper, The Blood Doctor and The Minotaur. Barbara Vine is widely regarded as the pre-eminent crime novelist of her generation. Ruth Rendell sits in the House of Lords as a Labour peer. She lives in Maida Vale, London.

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