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Viking, 1990 - Fiction - 295 pages
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Sandor is a masterful storyteller, and Little Joe is eager to listen. As Sandor weaves his spell of words, the darkness surrounding them becomes too much for them and for the beautiful ex-model held in a Suffolk mansion by an obsessive husband.

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User Review  - LARA335 - LibraryThing

Easily-led Joe gets drawn into Sandor's obsession with a beautiful ex-kidnap victim. Her sceptical protector is the new chauffeur looking after his young daughter following a divorce. A cast of well-drawn socially-awkward lonely figures. Read full review

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User Review  - jayne_charles - LibraryThing

Really didn't like this one. It seemed to exist solely to provide a vehicle for the few outlandish character names Barbara Vine/Ruth Rendell had not yet employed in one of her novels. Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Barbara Vine is the author of "The Chimney Sweeper's Boy" (Harmony, 1998), "The Brimstone Wedding" (Harmony, 1995), & "Anna's Book" (Harmony, 1993). She lives in London, England.

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