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By Ruth Rendell

ISBN-10: 0307277232

ISBN-13: 9780307277237

The 1st demise might have been an twist of fate.  When Mavis Ambrose is killed by way of a falling bite of concrete, the police haven't any cause to suspect mischief. despite the fact that, the bludgeoning of the younger and beautiful Amber Marshalson that follows is obviously homicide. in the course of the most popular summer season on checklist, Inspector Wexford is named in to enquire. He discovers the 2 instances might be associated, and that Amber was once on the scene of Mavis’s demise. while a 3rd physique is located, the case takes a irritating and unforeseen flip. The deeper Wexford digs, the darker the realities turn into, and what he unearths leaves him feeling misplaced in a global absent of morals.

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Amber Marshalson had attended the school, of which she was head teacher, for several years after her father and by then seriously ill mother had moved to Mill Lane. The first Mrs Marshalson had died when Amber was seven and her father had married a fellow director of his interior decorating company a year afterwards. ‘Poor Amber became very difficult. She never really became reconciled to her stepmother, and that’s a shame because Diana is a very nice woman. ’ A small West Highland dog came into the room and jumped into Ms Burton’s lap.

Perhaps she was home. Perhaps the sound he had heard was the front door closing. He lay there and listened. Silence. Then that bird, whatever it was, let out its sad cry. Two o’clock, half past, ten to three. . He got up and went out on to the landing. If she had come home she would close her bedroom door. It was wide open. The chaotic untidiness, the unmade bed, the clothes scattered, tossed about, abandoned, confronted him, the offence they usually gave him softened by the moonlit dark. She wasn’t home.

She came back. ‘He’s fast asleep. It’s the best thing for him, though I dread what it will be like when he wakes. He’ll have to wake some time. He adored Amber. She was only just eighteen. ’ ‘Early days to say,’ said Hannah. ‘She’s dead. She was attacked. ’ The little boy tried to climb on to Diana Marshalson’s lap. To Wexford it seemed that she hauled him up wearily and without much enthusiasm. Amber went out last evening? ’ Amber’s stepmother was choosing her words care fully. ‘She went clubbing.

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