About this book
A new psychological thriller from Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine which explores the fascinating theme of the changing public attitudes to illegitimacy and single parents. This is the first Barbara Vine novel since "The Birthday Present" in 2008.
Brilliant new novel from Barbara Vine, the pen-name of bestselling crime writer Ruth Rendell, about those two once unmentionable subjects: illegitimacy and homosexuality. A young woman has a one-night stand with her beloved brother's male partner - and the consequent pregnancy threatens to wreak emotional and physical havoc.