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Sat May 25, 2019, 12:41 PM

Anyone else ever read GOING WRONG by Ruth Rendell? ***SPOILERS ***

I am re-reading it after many years. From the first time I read it, I was struck by how the author made Guy's twisted thinking make sense to the reader. I mean, you knew he was...disturbed, but you could see why he thought as he did.

But I can see more and more how Leonora was equally disturbed. Why didn't she get a restraining order against Guy if she was scared of him? Why in the world would she invite Guy to William's flat to have a meal with both of them? What motive could she POSSIBLY have had for that?

I know there are some women who really like to have two men vying for them. (And undoubtedly there are men who like to have two women vying for them. And so on.) But Leonara's behavior seems despicable as well as disturbed. Guy isn't a very likeable character, but the way she plays with his emotions is...despicable. This time, as I read it, I wonder how long her marriage with William lasted, considering her issues.

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Reply Anyone else ever read GOING WRONG by Ruth Rendell? ***SPOILERS *** (Original post)
raccoon May 2019 OP
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Response to raccoon (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 12:57 PM

1. Ruth Rendell (who also writes/wrote under the name Babara Vine)

is one of the treasures of the mystery world. What a psychologist she is! For a while, she was turning out a book a year, all of them masterpieces. I wish she would live forever. The first one I read was about the man who had a mannequin in his basement, and he was OK until the mannequin was taken away--then he had to use real women, to disastrous ends.

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Sat May 25, 2019, 12:59 PM

2. Ive read most of hers but don't remember that one. What was the title? nt

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Response to raccoon (Reply #2)

Sat May 25, 2019, 01:03 PM

3. I think it was "A Demon in My View"

I know it was an early one.

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