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Publisher's Summary

Ruth Rendell has held her place atop the world of mystery writers for decades, writing dozens of books that have won numerous awards, captivated countless fans, and collected widespread critical acclaim. Writing as Barbara Vine, she is the Edgar Award-winning author of such books as Chimney Sweeper’s Boy and King Solomon’s Carpet. Young Clodagh Brown loves to climb, especially the giant electrical pylons that form a neat row outside her parents’ home. When this obsession breeds tragedy, her shamed family sends her to London for college. As a respite from insufferable classes, she begins climbing atop the local houses with her unique band of friends. But it is a practice that lands the group in a kidnapping scandal - and leads to a terrifying climax on the rooftops.
Grasshopper is a meticulously crafted novel - a sharp and textured thriller infused with layers of psychological suspense. Narrator Jenny Sterlin steps into Clodagh’s unique world and takes readers on a rousing adventure through the Victorian neighborhoods of London.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jessica on 04-18-18

My New Favorite Mystery Novel

If you could sum up Grasshopper in three words, what would they be?

Entertaining, Thrilling, and Exciting.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Clodagh Brown is my favorite character because she is a well-developed, likable, and complex character.

Which scene was your favorite?

The best scenes are those that take place on the rooftops.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This audiobook made me laugh and cry.

Any additional comments?

Barbara Vine does it again, but this time, the character development is incomparable. This a well-written and well-narrated story. Grasshopper is a must listen.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Amazing on 12-30-17

Total waste of time.

This has to be one of the very worst books I have listened to. There seemed to be no point whatsoever. Don’t waste your credit. ☹️

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