About this book
A searing mix of psychological thriller and political satire from Ruth Rendell's writing alter ego, set in the decaying world of the later Thatcher and Major governments. 'Barbara Vine is Ruth Rendell letting rip' "Daily Telegraph"
Tory MP Ivor Tesham has unconventional tastes. And in bored housewife Hebe Furnal he finds someone to share and enact his sexual fantasies. However, one day it all goes terribly wrong. Ivor plans a special liaison for Hebe's birthday - a daring sexual adventure. But dangerous games have unforeseen costs and consequences.