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Wexford is shopping for his wife’s birthday present when the body of a strangled woman is discovered nearby. Then his daughter is arrested for an anti-nuclear war demonstration, and a car bomb puts him in the hospital while a psychopathic killer is loose and bent on revenge.

©1988 Ruth Rendell (P)1990 Recorded Books

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The ambient noise was a bit annoying. Story ending not really unexpected.
Reader as always very good.

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Pretty convoluted

Ruth Rendell (Barbara Vine) writes her best in the Wexford series, in my opinion. Davina Porter is a good choice to narrate these books . Somehow, the story and the performance don’t quite score that fifth star. But I’m sure I’ll read or listen to any others I find. I just wish the story line was less cluttered with minor events and characters. Nothing is perfect. And as police procedurals go, these are pretty good.

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The Veiled One

I liked it very much, but the characters were hard to keep straight sometimes, and it came together too fast at the end to really understand and savor. The reason for the title was gone over too quickly.