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Grand Central Publishing, Aug 1, 1989 - Fiction - 259 pages
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When Philip Wardman's feminine ideal, a Greek goddess, appears in the flesh as Senta Pelham, Philip thinks he has found true love. But darker forces are at work, and Senta is led to propose that Philip prove his love by committing murder.

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Well written mystery from a fantastic mystery writer. - Goodreads
The plot is pretty blatantly obvious to the reader. - Goodreads
The last five pages is a tour de force of writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jackie Jameson - Goodreads

Love her writing. The whole novel had this sense of ominous, impending doom, with a goosebumps inducing, memorable ending. Her books are far from the formulaic norm and I think that may be off-putting ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lexie Conyngham - Goodreads

Hated this - it haunted me for years. Well written, of course. Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Ruth Rendell was born in Essex, England on February 17, 1930. She was educated at Loughton County High School. Rendell began her career as a journalist. She wrote six novels before sending her work in to a publisher. She writes crime novels and psychological thrillers, and is best known for her Inspector Wexford books. Rendell also writes under the pseudonym Barbara Vine. Rendell has received many awards for her writing, including the Silver, Gold, and Cartier Diamond Daggers from the Crime Writers' Association, three Edgars from the Mystery Writers of America, The Arts Council National Book Awards, and The Sunday Times Literary Award. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Many of her titles have been made into films and made-for-tv movies.

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