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The Water's Lovely

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

    Excellent

    A great read and beautifully written. Few writers of this genre can top Rendell.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2011

    My first Rendell read.

    I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed this book. I'm trying to branch out of my usual King/Koontz genre and this book was a good read. The writing style/grammar were a problem for me at times, but perhaps that is the way the author intended the book to read. I definitely recommend it. I have not ventured into Rendell's series novels but may try one soon.

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

    No Inspector Wexford but still a good mystery.

    A suspenseful story with a few nice twists. The characters are very well drawn and the writing , as always is beautiful. A very good read .

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

    average

    This was interesting enough to finish reading but I wouldn't really recommend it. I've read other books by Ruth Rendell that were better. I didn't think it had a satisfying ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2008

    More fun than suspenseful--an enjoyable read

    I've never read anything by this author, but was intrigued by the book jacket and story's description. I had no idea, however, that the novel would include so much humor! To me, the secondary story of Marion and her incessant plotting to be included in various older people's wills, which kept me reading on and waiting for her to fall flat on her face, was as intriguing as the dilemma for Ismay and Heather. The quick cuts from one scene to another call to mind Maeve Binchey's books, and kept the story moving. I was, however, more than a little let down by the slapped on, unhappy ending. Despite that, I will look for other books by this author. This was good, just not a gem.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2008

    Great until the last few pages

    Ruth Rendell's characterizations are second to none. This is no exception, but as other reviewers pointed out, the coincidences strain all credulity, and the end is just a let-down. Read it for the wit and the insights into the human condition, not for the plot's disappointing conclusion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2007

    Happy to Say I Loved It

    I agree with the critics' praise of this. It's a typical Ruth Rendell intelligent, mature superbly written psychological suspense novel. If you are a fan of RR, don't miss it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2007

    let down

    The storyline jumps from present to past in a matter of one sentence~it was impossible to keep up with real time vs the past. Also having the character Marion (who was as nuts as they come) trying to follow her thougts/adventures along with Ismays and Heathers storyline was impossible~I couldnt even finish the book to know what really happened. Dry sense of humor mixed in with a mystery/family drama just doesnt meld together well in this book

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