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Mary Jago had donated her own bone marrow to save the life of someone she didn’t know. And this generous act led directly to the bitter break-up of her affair with Alistair. For him, it was as though her beauty had been plundered.
But the man whose life she had saved would change Mary’s life in a way she could never have imagined.
©1996 Kingsmarkham Enterprises (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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By Ida Hagman on 10-02-12

Mystery with humor and insight

A great mix of mystery, humor and insight. I also enjoyed the setting -- near London's Hyde Park.

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By Cathy J Hunter on 06-21-17

Genius narrative

Lovely story with real characters and lots of nice twists and turns. I feel like I get a sense of each character and they are just a bunch of names that are thrown at me..true Rendell at her best

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By Olga the Owl on 11-15-12

A Perfect Match

From the very start I was riveted by this reading - Simon Russell Beale makes a wonderful job of an excellent book. No mispronunciations or hesitations, no moments when you suddenly realise that the narrator hasn't actually read the story until this very moment - this is a masterly piece of work. Somehow the voice and story are so well matched that at the end you find it hard to separate them, but I suppose that's what being an actor is all about. This forms a link to the plot in a thoroughly bizarre twist. Thoroughly recommended.

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By Susan Random on 02-06-16

The Keys To The Street

A number of Londoners lives converge around the mixed neighbourhood of NW1. Mary Jago, a museum curator provides a life-saving act to save the life of Lieukemia sufferer, Leo Nash, whilst escaping a violent relationship. Dog walker Leslie Bean has a strange past combined with an avaricious nature; drug addict Hob will do anything for his latest fix and finally, the cultured Roman takes to the streets after a major tragedy blights his life.

This Audiobook was truly sublime. Rendell's talent for telling the stories of a group of diverse people is amazing and I adored the twisty nature of the plot.

The narrator, Simon Russell-Beale was brilliant too. Truly a 5* listen.

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