Make Death Love Me

Make Death Love Me

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by Ruth Rendell
     
 

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Alan Groombridge had a fantasy. Husband to a woman he didn't like, father of two children he had never wanted, and manager of the second smallest branch of the Anglian-Victoria bank in the country, Alan was doomed to a life of domestic boredom and tedious routine. All that saved him was that one fantasy: stealing enough of the bank's money to allow him just one

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Alan Groombridge had a fantasy. Husband to a woman he didn't like, father of two children he had never wanted, and manager of the second smallest branch of the Anglian-Victoria bank in the country, Alan was doomed to a life of domestic boredom and tedious routine. All that saved him was that one fantasy: stealing enough of the bank's money to allow him just one year of freedom - one year in which to live a different sort of life.


But one day the bank was robbed, the manager and cashier disappeared and what was once a place of dull and dreary repetition became one caught in a brutal, chilling nightmare that might never, never end...

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Library Journal
Originally published in 1979, this grand tale is timeless and wonderfully ironic, as is Rendell's strength. In this intricately plotted novel we meet ordinary people, like the harried and unhappy bank manager Alan Groombridge, his teller Joyce, and the two inept bank robbers who take them out of their doldrums for all time. The story progresses along two lines, which of course converge at the end, violently and unexpectedly. The facts of the matter, as interpreted by the police and press after the final scene, are not at all what really happened, and it is somehow satisfying to be in on the truth when these worthies are not. The reading by Ric Jerrom is excellent, light and well paced (and British), with just the right touch of surprise, bewilderment, confusion, and terror. A fine addition to any popular collection; sure to be enjoyed.--Harriet Edwards, East Meadow P.L., NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781407070827
Publisher:
Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/03/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
133,504
File size:
0 MB

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