Ruth Rendell is at the height of her powers as a writer in this deceptively simple story of human aspiration and fallibility. Combined with Carole Boyd's superlative narration skills, I found this an eminently satisfying listen.
Always a great read from Rendell.
It would take a lot for me to ever give Ruth Rendell fewer than five stars. The late Rendell was perhaps the superlative writer in her genre, bar none, and her legacy will live on. The narration is perfect and the story is Rendell at her spine-tingling best.