The Water's Lovely

The Water's Lovely

A Novel

Book - 2007
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When Ismay and Heather's stepfather was discovered dead in the bathtub nine years ago, the police concluded the drowning was an accident. But Ismay has always silently suspected that Heather might have had something to do with it. Now they're older and their lives seem to be moving happily forward. But when Heather becomes seriously involved with a man for the first time, Ismay's long-repressed memories can no longer be ignored. With painful inevitability, Ismay learns that she may not able to keep the dark truth hidden forever.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307381361
Call Number: RENDELL
Characteristics: 356 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Suspense fiction.
Drowning victims -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.


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Oct 20, 2014

I really enjoyed this book. Lots of twists and a surprise ending.

May 16, 2012

My second Ruth Rendell novel, I’m absolutely blown away by this writer! I love her great characterizations; Marion Melville in particular is a vicious piece of work, totally despicable. The vulnerable people at the heart of this taut and enticing story are the Sealand family, particularly Heather who's assumed to have drowned her unsavory stepfather Guy in the bath. Characters include the above mentioned Marion Melville, who cozies up to the lonely and aged in hopes of inheriting their property after she's poisoned them, and Marion's dumpster-diving brother Fowle. Rendell throws in subplots including desperate romances & a killer lurking through London’s parks. Lots of plot twists, a total page turner masterfully written. Loved it!

Jul 09, 2011

This book took long for me to read. I could barely find which way it was going to flow. Some people like reading like that i guess. However, the story was interesting enough to keep me interested in how it was going to turn out.

Nov 29, 2010

Ismay still dreams of finding her stepfather drowned in their bathtub and her sister standing over him. Years later she is still living in the same house trying to rid herself of her nightmares. And her sister seems to be none the worse for wear after the experience - did the sister do it? What truths lie beneath the surface make for a fascinating read.


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