About this book
Rendell's latest novel - a compelling and disturbing psychological thriller - was widely acknowledged as one of her best when published in hardback last year: a recommendation made greater by the fact that her writing career spans more than forty years and upwards of that number novels.
The first girl had a bite mark on her neck but they traced the DNA to her boyfriend. But the tabloids got hold of the story and called the killer 'The Rottweiler'. The latest murder takes place near Inez Ferry's antique shop. The murderer usually strangles his victims and removes something personal - like a cigarette lighter or a necklace.