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Portobello (eBook)

By Ruth Rendell

Portobello (eBook)

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Started reading:
Sat Apr 21, 2012
Finished reading:
Tue Apr 24, 2012
Type

novel

Review

Rating: 7

Ruth Rendell is widely considered to be crime fiction’s reigning queen, with a remarkable career spanning more than forty years. Now, in Portobello,she delivers a captivating and intricate tale that weaves together the troubled lives of several people in the gentrified neighborhood of London’s Notting Hill.Walking to the shops one day, fifty-year-old Eugene Wren discovers an envelope on the street bulging with cash. A man plagued by a shameful addictionand his own good intentionsWren hatches a plan to find the money’s rightful owner. Instead of going to the police, or taking the cash for himself, he prints a notice and posts it around Portobello Road. This ill-conceived act creates a chain of events that links Wren to other Londonerspeople afflicted with their own obsessions and despairs. As these volatile characters come into Wren’s lifeand the life of his trusting fianceethe consequences will change them all. Portobellois a wonderfully complex tour de force featuring a dazzling depiction of one of London’s most intriguing neighborhoodsand the dangers beneath its newly posh veneer.
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