Summary

The man who had died was Ismay's stepfather, Guy. Nine years on, she and her sister, Heather, still live in the same house in Clapham. But it has been divided into two self-contained flats. Their mother lives upstairs with her sister, Pamela. And the bathroom, where Guy drowned, has disappeared. Ismay works in public relations, and Heather in catering.
They get on well. They always have. They never discuss the changes to the house, still less what happened that August day. But even lives as private as these, where secrets hang in the air like dust, intertwine with other worlds and other people. And, with painful inevitability, the truth will emerge.
©2006 Kingsmarkham Enterprises Ltd (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 18-07-18

Unsatisfactory

A story about unbelievable characters, only continued to see how it could be finished, ending equally unbelievable!

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5 out of 5 stars
By SEA, Charente on 03-12-17

Gripping and full of suspense right up until the last page

Another Rendell classic, perfectly narrated by Sian Thomas.
This masterful story of unproved murder and family tensions cannot be bettered.

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3 out of 5 stars
By wobbly on 08-05-14

Not my favorite RR

The story was engaging, and I wanted to know what would happen - but frankly was glad when it was over. I cared about Heather and Edmund, but found all of the other characters simply irritating. I've enjoyed Ruth Rendell's books for a long time, but this is not a favorite.

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4 out of 5 stars
By night owl on 15-05-17

Slow Moving But Good

Not one of Rendells best but still worth reading. Great variety of characters to care about and hate. Slow in parts but kept my interest. If you're a big Rendell fan you'll want to read this.If not a fan of her kind of story pass it by.

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