The Brimstone Weddingby Barbara Vine, Ruth Rendell
Both a finely crafted mystery and a disturbingly honest depiction of the kinship between love and madness, The Brimstone Wedding tells an unsettling story about the power and the poison of love. A gracious, dignified woman, who's dying in an English nursing home, reveals the secrets of her erotic past to her young caretaker.
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Barbara Vine is the pen-name of Ruth Rendell. She has written fourteen novels using this pseudonym, including A Fatal Inversion and King Solomon's Carpet which both won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. Ruth Rendell sits in the House of Lords as a Labour peer. She lives in Maida Vale, London.
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This was the first Barbara Vine I have read and I was not disappointed.The dark,literate prose is wonderful. The characters so lifelike that you feel you are there with them and know them.The suspense keeps you turning pages! Subtly shocking. (Vine), makes you believe you know all the facts and then suddenly there is a new surprise! The subtle twist at the end makes your heart flutter. Immensely readable and enjoyable from beginning to end. Recommended.
I do not often do reviews, however this was really such a good read, I feel I should share. The characters are real, you feel as if you know them. The story kept me reading all day. I had to know the outcome. I hope for more fom the author, I will certainly be watching eagerly for the next book.