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Publisher's Summary

In Rendell's evocative portrayal of West London, the slums of Notting Hill Gate and the mews houses of Holland Park may, geographically, only be streets apart but, socially, they are worlds apart. When these two worlds collide, the repercussions are fatal. Guy, from a council flat in Notting Hill Gate and Lenora, a wealthy middle-class young girl were childhood sweethearts, and despite Lenora’s mother’s disapproval, belonged to the same criminal gang. But as they grew older, Lenora became increasingly distant as she grew apart from Guy. Turning his innocent love into a dangerous, psychopathic obsession. When Leonora announces her engagement, Guy knows there must be some mistake - and he is determined to right it, at any cost. As he becomes the victim of his own murderous madness, nobody is safe.
©1990 Kingsmarkham Enterprises Ltd (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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1 out of 5 stars
By Janis Ferry on 11-19-10

going very wrong

This is one long and very tedious rant of a mad man. Nothing happens. Nothing is even curious. I like this author, too. I doggedly waded through the entire thing hoping it would be very clever like other books of hers. Total disappointment, waste of time and money.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Joyce on 06-26-16

Good but not Great.

Listened with intent. Just wish RR had introduced other voices. There is an interesting cast of characters. Listening to Guy's well written, but ultimately too repetitive ravings, begged for some relief.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mrs. S. E. Binns on 09-05-16

Narration

Good story as are all Ruth Rendell for me. But i found the narration too strident and harsh. Not easy to listen too.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 06-17-18

Bizarre narration

It's impossible to comment on the story as it was ruined by the overblown and strident narration.

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