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The Water's Lovely by Ruth Rendell
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Oct 03, 10

bookshelves: 6-09, 2010, thriller
Read in October, 2010

This book is different than her Wexley mystery series. This is an excellent stand-alone thriller. Thirteen years ago, Ismay Sealand's step-father drowned in the bathroom. Years later, she maintains a close friendship with her sister Heather, while grabbing hold onto her boyfriend Andrew, who doesn't like her. Actually, it tears them apart. When her boyfriend's newest flame gets murdered, she suspects Heather did it, as she suspects Heather drowned their step-father. Meanwhile, Marion Melville is striking it rich by being a caretaker for elderly neighbors and falls in love with one. When she gets a hold of the tape Ismay recorded on her feelings, she blackmails her, until she has enough. When Andrew returns to Ismay, she becomes closer to her, until she snaps and gets the tape back from Marion. Then she confronts Heather with the truth of what happens. It has a surprising ending for the final scene I won't give away.
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