The Lake of Darkness

  • by Ruth Rendell
  • Narrated by David Suchet
  • 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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

Where does The Lake of Darkness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's a fairly good, if somewhat similar in plot to other Rendell books, murder mystery set in London.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lake of Darkness?

Probably the last two chapters which were packed full of emotion and deep passion.


Which scene did you most enjoy?

The way in which Rendell writes about how London was changing during the 1970s and the stark difference of neighbouring postcodes.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The somewhat callous nature of the antagonists.


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- SilentSinger

Good performance by David Suchet - story lacking

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

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.


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- J.Taylor

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-07-2011
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks