End in Tears

Author(s): Ruth Rendell
Series: Inspector Wexford Mysteries Series No: 20
Original Publish Date: Apr 24, 2007
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Product Number: Z100011919
Released: Apr 24, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781415944318
Narrator/s: John Lee
Publisher: Books on Tape
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At first there was no reason to link the killings. The first one, months earlier, seemed totally random: a lump of concrete pushed off an overpass onto a passing car. By contrast, the gruesome bludgeoning death of Amber Marshalson, returning home late from a night out clubbing with friends, was obviously calculated. The killer had been seen waiting for the girl in a nearby wood. But when Chief Inspector Wexford discovers that Amber had been the driver right behind the crushed car—and that she'd been driving a silver Honda, while the car in front of her was a gray Honda—he knows that someone wanted the teenager dead badly enough to kill twice to get the job done. And as it turns out, this murderer's plans are only just getting underway. Can Wexford unravel the complex knots that connect these murders in time to save future victims? Or is he, as he begins to fear, losing his touch and fast becoming a relic of another time? Long beloved by readers for her deft weaving of wonderfully meticulous characterization, dark humor, and trenchant social commentary into gripping and fast-paced plots, Ruth Rendell is in top form with End in Tears. Taking off from the first page with back-to-back murders and ending with one of Wexford's own officers in mortal danger, End in Tears touches on issues of class, race, parenthood, aging, and gender roles as it brings the traditional British whodunit into the twenty-first century. Also available as a Random House AudioBook, Large Print edition, and eBook

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Author(s): Ruth Rendell
Product Number EB00169985
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307386366

Professional reviews

"John Lee's great achievement in reading Ruth Rendell's twentieth novel about Chief Inspector Wexford is his ability to draw the reader into the story. Lee provides a fully voiced performance of the book, differentiating the characters effectively; furthermore, his use of silence, of pace, of even his ever precise diction manages always to make the story intriguing. Lee's accomplishment is all the more worthwhile since the novel, while as insightful about human nature as Rendell's other Wexford books, is a bit straightforward and unsurprising in its plotting. The mystery centers around the relationship between the murders of two teenaged girls, one a recent mother and the other recently pregnant. Lee sounds truly interested in the story, and in some indefinable way that compels the listener's attention, too. G.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"