The Chimney Sweeper's Boy by Barbara Vine audiobook

The Chimney Sweeper's Boy

By Barbara Vine
Read by Jenny Sterlin

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664473034

  • ISBN: 9781664580862

Runtime: 15.96 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Writing as Barbara Vine, award-winning mystery author Ruth Rendell outshines even her own brilliant reputation for psychological intrigue. The Chimney Sweeper's Boy is mesmerizing as it probes the dark recesses of the psyche. Vine lures you, clue by clue, into a labyrinth of sexuality, love, and shame. When literary celebrity Gerald Candless suddenly dies, the beautiful facade he has carefully created begins to crumble. Behind the vision of the happy family on the English seashore lie Candless' inexplicable cruelty toward his wife, his manic devotion to his daughters, and the mysterious sources of his fiction. To assuage her grief, his loving daughter Sarah begins a memoir project. But it soon becomes an obsessive search for identity. As Sarah digs deeper and deeper into her father's secret past, the startling logic of his puzzling behavior is revealed. Narrator Sterlin, with her soft British accent and perfect pacing, coaxes out all the novel's haunting nuances.

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Author Bio: Barbara Vine

Author Bio: Barbara Vine

Barbara Vine is a pseudonym for Ruth Rendell, who has won numerous awards, including three Edgars, the highest accolade from Mystery Writers of America, as well as three Gold Daggers, a Silver Dagger, and a Diamond Dagger for outstanding contribution to the genre from England’s prestigious Crime Writer’s Association. A member of the House of Lords, she lives in London.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 15.96
Audience: Adult
Language: English