A Dark-adapted Eye

by Barbara Vine

Crime / Mystery Family Drama Thriller and Suspense

A Dark-adapted Eye Synopsis

Like most families, they had their secrets ...And they hid them under a genteelly respectable veneer. No onlooker would guess that prim Vera Hillyard and her beautiful, adored younger sister, Eden, were locked in a dark and bitter combat over one of those secrets. England in the fifties was not kind to women who erred, so they had to use every means necessary to keep the truth hidden behind closed doors - even murder.

A Dark-adapted Eye Press Reviews

'Compulsively readable... a carefully devised plot unfolded with the most cunning art. Wilkie Collins and Dickens would have admired it'
Sunday Times

'Brilliantly plotted. Vine is not afraid to walk down the mean streets of the mind and can build up an almost tangible atmosphere of menace and unease'
Daily Telegraph

'It is no secret that Barbara Vine is the distinguished crime writer Ruth Rendell and in A Dark-Adapted Eye we have Ms Rendell at the height of her powers. This is a rich, compelx and beautifully crafted novel, which combines excitement with psychological subtlety. I salute a deeply satisfying achievement' - P.D. James

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ISBN: 9780241976883
Publication date: 07/05/2009
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241976883
Publication date: 7th May 2009
Author: Barbara Vine
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Family Drama, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Barbara Vine

Barbara Vine is the pen-name of Ruth Rendell. She has written fourteen novels using this pseudonym, including A Fatal Inversion and King Solomon's Carpet which both won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. All her books are available in Penguin. Ruth Rendell sits in the House of Lords as a Labour peer. She lives in Maida Vale, London.

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