A Dark-adapted Eye

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Set in the middle-class suburban countryside of Essex after the war, this is the story of Vera Hillyard, one of the last women to be hung in England. The author traces the relationship between Vera and her sister, exploring the tensions that led one ...Continua
LFrig
Ha scritto il 14/12/11
I got this on a friend's recommendation and I wasn't aware that it is quite a famous book - or that Barbara Vine is Ruth Rendell! I thought it was brilliant. The writing is superb and turns a fairly anodyne plot into a truly gripping story. Excellent...Continua
krin5292
Ha scritto il 11/01/08
My thoughts

This was an interesting mystery as family secrets are revealed a bit at a time. At first, the slowness of the narrative annoyed me, but overtime I began to appreciate the way Faith learned about her family's past along with the reader.


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