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A Dark Adapted Eye - Barbara Vine, Ruth Rendell
A Dark Adapted Eye
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Like most families they had their secrets. And they hid them under a genteelly respectable veneer. No onlooker would guess that prim Vera Hillyard and her beautiful, adored younger sister, Eden, were locked in a dark and bitter combat over one of those secrets. England in the fifties was not kind... show more
Like most families they had their secrets. And they hid them under a genteelly respectable veneer. No onlooker would guess that prim Vera Hillyard and her beautiful, adored younger sister, Eden, were locked in a dark and bitter combat over one of those secrets. England in the fifties was not kind to women who erred, so they had to use every means necessary to keep the truth hidden behind closed doors, even murder. 'A rich, complex and beautifully crafted novel' - P. D. James.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140086362 (0140086366)
Publisher: Penguin
Edition language: English
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Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
4.0 A Festival of Fucked-Up Females
Many of Barbara Vine's books are available for Kindle Unlimited, and have gone on sale for $1.99 at different times. Barbara Vine is a pen name of Ruth Rendell's. Ruth Rendell also writes the long-running series about Inspector Wexford, which I have not read. These three books, though, are stand...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0
A great human desire driven gothic novel about a family. Vine (Rendell) has the ability to make the reader even feel sorry for the murderer. This is an incredibly well done book.
Ms. Margie
Ms. Margie rated it
My first Barbara Vine book, though I've read lots of Ruth Rendell (Vine is a pen name). I like the way the story unfolds. Though not a mystery per se, it kept my interest while I tried to figure out not whodunit, but why-she-did-it.
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
I can't remember if I read the book first, or watched the film first, and the two are now inseparable in my mind.
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