The Veiled One: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 14 Audiobook | Ruth Rendell | Audible.com
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The Veiled One: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 14 | [Ruth Rendell]

The Veiled One: A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 14

In a desolute underground car park, beneath a heap of rags lies the body of a woman. Inspector Mike Burden blunders down several blind alleys before uncovering the truth...
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In a desolate underground car park, beneath a heap of rags lies the body of a woman. Inspector Mike Burden blunders down several blind alleys before uncovering the truth...

©1988 Ruth Rendell; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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    Too much social commentary for my taste. Otherwise, a good book but nearly unintelligible narration.

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    "Complex psychological detective story"

    This is vintage Ruth Rendell in that the story pivots around a psychologically damaged young man and his very peculiar controlling mother: a style of fiction of which she is unsurpassed. The narrator of this audio version doesn't try to do different voices but the characters are clearly delineated and the multiple facets of the story unfold in a comprehensible way. There is a peripheral story involving Chief Inspector Wexford's actress daughter. If you enjoy the Wexford TV series it's interesting to compare the interplay between Wexford and Inspector Burden in the books with how it is depicted on screen in that Wexford is less tetchy and Burden more pernickety in the books.

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