The Water's Lovely

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5 out of 5 stars
By Yennta on 09-21-07

One of Her Best

More like a Barbara Vine book (that's good!), it is absolutely terrific, gripping, suspenseful, with wonderful characters. I'm a Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine fan. Obviously the previous reviewer found out he/she is not. For fans, my favorite is still The Tree of Hands. Because there are strong elements of hilarity. This is more sombre, but it still has a lot of sidelong winks in it for a perceptive reader. L.

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13 of 14 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Marian on 05-22-10

Not Vine's best but still an excellent novel

First, the reader is excellent. Second, the story is interesting. I'm a Barbara Vine fan. I know to expect strangeness to permeate every page. And generally I love her characters' eccentricities. However, I found that I never felt attached to any of the characters in this novel. So it dragged for me. The story lines in this novel were a bit confusing in the audio version, because the audio is edited to allow no pauses.

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Lourdes on 05-21-08

Good Listen

This story was a little slow getting started, but once I grew accustomed to the style (London "English"), it was quite entertaining.

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Kelly on 11-03-07


This book was aweful! The main character was a whinebag. I can't believe I actually listened to the entire thing!

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3 of 9 people found this review helpful

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