When Ismay and Heather's stepfather was discovered dead in the bathtub nine years ago, the police concluded the drowning was an accident. But Ismay has always silently suspected that Heather might have had something to do with it. Now they're older and their lives seem to be moving happily forward. But when Heather becomes seriously involved with a man for the first time, Ismay's long-repressed memories can no longer be ignored. With painful inevitability, Ismay learns that she may not able to keep the dark truth hidden forever.
About the Author
Ruth Rendell is the recipient of several awards, including three Edgars and four Gold Daggers from the UK s Crime Writers Association. Simisola, Blood Lines, Keys to the Street, and The Brimstone Wedding (written as Barbara Vine) are available from Brilliance Audio. She lives in England.
“The queen of the psychological suspense novel. . . .This [is a] subtly horrifying story.”
—The New York Times Book Review
“An especially tricky and ingenious mystery. . . . Rich with parallels and shadows.”
—The New York Times
“The creepiest thing in Ruth Rendell's latest mystery, The Water's Lovely, isn't the murder . . . but the deep chill that can pervade human interactions.”
—O, The Oprah Magazine
“Ruth Rendell, Britain's best, offers up another well-crafted tale of psychological suspense.”
—San Diego Union-Tribune
“Rendell is in absolute top form here. The Water's Lovely is as suspenseful as any crime novel she has written, but it also has the generous humanity of her best Inspector Wexford cases.”
—The Washington Post Book World