About this book
Eugene Wren has moved his art gallery to a more upmarket area, cut back on his alcohol consumption and is dating a doctor. But for all his good intentions, he has a secret he is desperate she doesn't find out. Rendell's last book, "Not In The Flesh", has sold over 165,000 copies in paperback. 'A roundabout of characters is set whirling along in an irresistibly readable, tragi-comic carnival. Dr Johnson's dictum could be amended here: the reader who is tired of Ruth Rendell's novel of London is tired of life' "Independent"
Eugene Wren is fifty, with prematurely white hair. He is too secretive for his own good. But he has cut back radically on his alcohol consumption and has given up cigarettes. Which is just as well, considering he is going out with a doctor. For all his good intentions, though, there is something he doesn't want her to know about.