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Dark Corners: A Novel - Ruth Rendell
Dark Corners: A Novel
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A spectacularly compelling story of blackmail, murders both accidental and opportunistic, and of one life’s fateful unraveling from Ruth Rendell—“one of the most remarkable novelists of her generation” (People)—writing at her most acute and mesmerizing.When his father dies, Carl Martin inherits a... show more
A spectacularly compelling story of blackmail, murders both accidental and opportunistic, and of one life’s fateful unraveling from Ruth Rendell—“one of the most remarkable novelists of her generation” (People)—writing at her most acute and mesmerizing.When his father dies, Carl Martin inherits a house in an increasingly rich and trendy London neighborhood. Carl needs cash, however, so he rents the upstairs room and kitchen to the first person he interviews, Dermot McKinnon. That was colossal mistake number one. Mistake number two was keeping his father’s bizarre collection of homeopathic “cures” that he found in the medicine cabinet, including a stash of controversial diet pills. Mistake number three was selling fifty of those diet pills to a friend, who is then found dead. Dermot seizes a nefarious opportunity and begins to blackmail Carl, refusing to pay rent, and creepily invading Carl’s space. Ingeniously weaving together two storylines that finally merge in one shocking turn, Ruth Rendell describes one man’s spiral into darkness—and murder—as he falls victim to a diabolical foe he cannot escape. This is masterful storytelling that gets under your skin, brilliant psychological suspense from Ruth Rendell. “No one surpasses Ruth Rendell when it comes to stories of obsession, instability, and malignant coincidence” (Stephen King).
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Format: Kindle Edition
ISBN: 9781501119446
ASIN: B00UDCHXHS
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 290
Edition language: English
Category:
Mystery
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 Dark Corners: A Novel by Ruth Rendell
Read from October 22 to December 12, 2015 BABThttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06qhzp0Description: Ruth Rendell's final novel is a dark and atmospheric tale of psychological suspense read by Patricia Hodge.Budding crime writer Carl could do with some extra cash. Renting out the top part of his ho...
Marjorie's World of Books
Marjorie's World of Books rated it
4.0 Intriguing story of blackmail and paranoia
It truly saddens me to be writing a review of the very last novel written by Ruth Rendell, whom the literary world lost on May 2, 2015. I’ve been a longtime fan of Ms. Rendell’s work. She will be very much missed in the literary world and by this reader. As for her last book, it’s a perfect blend...
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3.0 Dark Corners
By: Ruth Rendell ISBN: 9781501119422 Publisher: Scribner Publication Date: 10/27/2015 Format: Hardcover My Rating: 3 Stars A special thank you to Scribner and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Ruth Rendell’s final novel DARK CORNERS an intriguing cat-and mouse-game ...
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