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A Sight for Sore Eyes

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I'd never heard of Ruth Rendell before until I read 'The Water's Lovely' and decided I wanted to read some more of her books. What a surprise to find my local library had several in both the general fiction and mystery sections. I found this novel a little slow gettin...
I'd never heard of Ruth Rendell before until I read 'The Water's Lovely' and decided I wanted to read some more of her books. What a surprise to find my local library had several in both the general fiction and mystery sections. I found this novel a little slow getting into, partly because there was so little dialogue. However, once the author started to bring the three separate characters together, the suspense began to build. In one corner you have a neglected child who grows into a maladjusted psychopathic young man. In another corner you have a sheltered naive young woman. And in yet another corner, you have a woman who has relied on her looks her entire life and now finds that age is slowly taking away the only asset she ever cared to think about. When their lives begin to cross paths, true danger lurks and I found myself having difficulty putting the book down as the end drew near. Rendell does an excellent job of increasing the pace of the story by jumping from one scene to the other with greater and greater frequency as you near the climatic end. Definitely a worthwhile read.

posted by Anonymous on February 25, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Boring, tedious and predictable. This was one of the worst books

Boring, tedious and predictable. This was one of the worst books I've ever picked up. There was no mystery - you knew who the bad guy was going to be from the first. Nothing happened until page 61, and then nothing continued to happen. A real dud. Very disappointed.

posted by BusyProfessional on December 22, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2011

    My second Rendell read

    This book was my second venture into Ruth Rendell's books. I had just finished The Water's Lovely and wanted to keep going with her writing. This book was good, but not quite as captivating. I do enjoy her ability to establish several distinct characters and I find that I invest in each of them while reading. As with The Water's Lovely, the writing style is not my favorite (please stop ending sentences with prepositions) and I had to stop several times to reread sentences in order to grasp the tone. But other than that I will continue to read her books.

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    Posted November 14, 2014

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