Sandor is a wonderful storyteller, and little Joe is ready to listen. The power of the educated over the simple is horribly clear in this disturbing and unusual relationship. As Sandor’s motivation both for rescuing little Joe and then for weaving his spell of words becomes clear, the darkness surrounding him is too much for them both, and for the beautiful ex-model sequestered in her Suffolk mansion by an obsessive husband.
A net of fear, greed, love, and desire closes around them in a landscape that heightens the contrast between man and the natural world.
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I have read this book in paperback, so was surprised that the audio version omitted the last couple of chapters, thus changing the plot. I complained to Audible...
"Story below par for this Author"
I've read a few Barbara Vine books and this is my least favourite. I don't hate it but I don't love it. There's no real 'meat' to it. Its just OK to me. A pleasant time killer.
I loved the way that each character was developed; each person behaved in way that you could understand from the perfect way that the author had described them, right to the end.
I very much enjoyed Dermot Crowley's narration. He brought all the characters to life and in a strange way, Little Joe became my favourite. I just wanted to rescue him from these dreadful people who were using and abusing him.
The price of love
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