Harm Done

  • by Ruth Rendell
  • Narrated by Christopher Ravenscroft
  • 3 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On the day Lizzie came back from the dead, the police and her family had already begun to search for her body. She had been missing for three days. Between her confusion and amnesia she could not describe where she'd been, or why. Soon after, a convicted pedophile is released back into the community. Then the child of a wealthy executive disappears, and not long after, the man himself is found stabbed to death. Chief Inspector Wexford is charged with solving the mysterious disappearances, protecting a pedophile, and catching a killer. As he searches for connections, he finds himself focusing on domestic violence. His daughter, Sylvia, a social worker, has come to work nearby in a refuge for battered women. Her marriage is also strained, although her husband has never raised a hand to her. Others in Kingsmarkham are not so fortunate. As Wexford moves closer to the truth, he confronts the discomfiting lesson that when it comes to the inner life of families, justice is rarely as straightforward as the letter of the law.


What the Critics Say

"Ruth Rendell is unequivocally the most brilliant mystery writer of our time" (Patricia Cornwell)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


Fans of R.R. and persons interested in issues of societal response to pedaphilia and abuse in the family will be engaged by this expert story-telling!
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- Amazon Customer

A Great Listen

A good yarn, well narrated. Some suprising twists. I listen in the car to and from work, but tonight I couldn't turn off the last hour. Just sat in my chair when I got home and had to hear how it turned out. Good book. Worth the $$.
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- Peter

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-10-2000
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks