When he unexpectedly comes into a small fortune, he decides to use his newfound wealth to help out those in need. Finn also leads a quiet life, and comes into a little money of his own. Normally, their paths would never have crossed. But Martin’s ideas about who should benefit from his charitable impulses yield some unexpected results, and soon the good intentions of the one become fatally entangled with the mercenary nature of the other. In The Lake of Darkness, Ruth Rendell takes the old adage that no good deed goes unpunished to a startling, haunting conclusion.
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The Lake Of Darkness
It's a fairly good, if somewhat similar in plot to other Rendell books, murder mystery set in London.
Probably the last two chapters which were packed full of emotion and deep passion.
The way in which Rendell writes about how London was changing during the 1970s and the stark difference of neighbouring postcodes.
The somewhat callous nature of the antagonists.
- Susan Random
Good performance by David Suchet - story lacking
David Suchet as always delivers a good performance with this book. However, I was a little disappointed with the story as it didn't capture me and I found myself starting and stopping often with this one. I love Ruth Rendell stories in general, but there was something missing in this one for me.