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Omnibus: The Babes in the Wood (Inspector Wexford #19) and Live Flesh

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RUTH RENDELL

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The Babes in the Wood

With floods threatening both the town of Kingsmarkham and his own home and no end to the rain in sight, Chief Inspector Wexford already has his hands full when he learns that two local teenagers have gone missing along with their sitter, Joanna Troy. Their hysterical mother is convinced that all three have drowned, and as the hours stretch into days Wexford suspects a case of kidnapping, perhaps connected with an unusual sect called the Church of the Good Gospel. But when the sitter’s smashed-up car is found at the bottom of a local quarry–occupied by a battered corpse–the investigation takes on a very different hue.

The Babes in the Wood is Ruth Rendell at her very best, a scintillating, precise and troubling story of seduction and religious fanaticism–and murder.

Live Flesh

Victor Jenner is a sociopath. After ten years in prison for shooting – and permanently crippling – a young policeman, Victor is released to a strange new world and told to make a new life for himself. It’s hard to adjust to civilian life, but at least there’s one blessing – he was never convicted for all those rapes he committed. Then Victor meets David, the policeman he shot, and David’s beautiful girlfriend, Clare. And suddenly Victor’s new life is starting to look an awful lot like the old one.