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House Of Stairs, the (1988) [Novel]
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Summary :

As Elizabeth tells her story, so the tragic events that took place at the House of Stairs 20 years before are revealed. She tracks Bell Sanger down and renews her acquaintance, with terrifying results.

Original title: The House Of Stairs
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense

Edition #1: House Of Stairs, the

House Of Stairs, the (1988)
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Language: English

  • "In a masterly and hypnotic synthesis of past, present and terrifying future, Vine casts a stone into her dark pond and lets the ripples spread...she has created a work that is both compelling and disturbing" Sunday Times
  • "This is the third psychological thriller by Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine and when I say it surpasses the first two that's really saying something...Vine has not only produced a quietly smouldering suspense novel but also presents an accurately atmospheric portrayal of London in the heady 60s. Literally unputdownable." Time Out
  • "Revealed in baleful flashbacks, a chilly obsession takes shape, a convicted murderess and a cruel design sidle out of the shadows. Writing again as Barbara Vine, Ruth Rendell brings artistry and full enchantment to the dark places of the psyche" Observer
  • "Barbara Vine keeps one turning the pages...There is enough uncertainty in the neatly contrived plot to maintain a high level of anxiety...Jamesian allusions and a Sapphic love affair are among the beguilements that defer the teasingly late denouncement" Sunday Telegraph
  • "Dense, clever, shocking and throbbing with tension" Sunday Express
  • "An unputdownable thriller" Sunday Telegraph
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House Of Stairs, the (1988)

ISBN: 0140114467

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