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A Sight for Sore Eyes

A standalone novel published by Hutchinson in


Perfect beauty takes many blinding guises in A Sight for Sore Eyes, a suspense novel that is itself a flawless piece of craftsmanship. But to the tormented characters who obsessively pursue their objects of desire—including a redheaded woman, a mint-condition Edsel and the reflection of the beholder’s own face in the mirror—the worship of beauty leads directly to murder and madness.

Marilyn Stasio 1

In Ruth Rendell’s dark and contemporary universe, innocent dreams can turn into terrible nightmares. Teddy Brex emerges from a loveless, isolated childhood as a handsome but autistic young man.

Francine Hill, who has been traumatized by the murder of her mother, grows into a beautiful young woman but must endure the over-protectiveness of an increasingly obsessive stepmother.

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  1. New York Times 1999. ↩︎

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