Dark Corners by Ruth Rendell audiobook

Dark Corners

By Ruth Rendell
Read by  Ric Jerrom

Simon & Schuster Audio
7.17 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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A spectacularly compelling story of blackmail, accidental murders, and of one life’s fateful unraveling from Ruth Rendell—“one of the most remarkable novelists of her generation” (People)—writing at her absolute best. When his father dies, Carl Martin, a philosophy graduate and struggling novelist, inherits a house in a trendy London neighborhood. Carl needs cash, however, so he rents the upstairs room and kitchen to the first person he interviews, Dermot McKinnon. That was colossal mistake number one. Mistake number two was keeping his father’s bizarre collection of homeopathic “cures” that he found in the medicine cabinet, including a stash of controversial diet pills. Mistake number three was selling fifty of those diet pills to a friend, who is then found dead. Now Dermot seizes a nefarious opportunity and begins to blackmail Carl, followed by his refusal to pay rent, and a truly creepy invasion of Carl’s space. Ingeniously weaving together two storylines that finally merge in one shocking turn, Ruth Rendell describes one man’s spiral into darkness—and murder—as he falls victim to a diabolical foe he cannot escape. This is masterful storytelling that gets under your skin, brilliant psychological suspense from Ruth Rendell.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A spectacularly compelling story of blackmail, accidental murders, and of one life’s fateful unraveling from Ruth Rendell—“one of the most remarkable novelists of her generation” (People)—writing at her absolute best.

When his father dies, Carl Martin, a philosophy graduate and struggling novelist, inherits a house in a trendy London neighborhood. Carl needs cash, however, so he rents the upstairs room and kitchen to the first person he interviews, Dermot McKinnon. That was colossal mistake number one. Mistake number two was keeping his father’s bizarre collection of homeopathic “cures” that he found in the medicine cabinet, including a stash of controversial diet pills. Mistake number three was selling fifty of those diet pills to a friend, who is then found dead.

Now Dermot seizes a nefarious opportunity and begins to blackmail Carl, followed by his refusal to pay rent, and a truly creepy invasion of Carl’s space. Ingeniously weaving together two storylines that finally merge in one shocking turn, Ruth Rendell describes one man’s spiral into darkness—and murder—as he falls victim to a diabolical foe he cannot escape.

This is masterful storytelling that gets under your skin, brilliant psychological suspense from Ruth Rendell.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Every aspect of Ruth Rendell’s dark art is splendidly showcased in Dark Corners…It’s among the best.” Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A spectacularly creepy and macabre tale from Rendell.” Entertainment Weekly
Dark Corners is a worthy final entry in her body of work.” Wall Street Journal
Dark Corners is a deliciously diabolical tale on a favorite theme: one person’s devouring of a weaker person’s identity. New York Times Book Review
Dark Corners, Ruth Rendell’s final mystery novel, ranks among her best…Let me finish by saluting the late Baroness Rendell in the proper British fashion: Well done, my lady.” Washington Post
“Rendell’s delicious, quasi tongue-in-cheek atmosphere is so finely-tuned and tightly wound that it manages to be menacing and mesmerizing while harboring a nearly over-the-top element of the melodramatic…Dark Corners proves that Rendell never lost her touch.” Boston Globe
“Rendell once again exhumes the depths of obsession and traces each step in a sympathetic character’s downward spiral…Stunningly suspenseful and often downright creepy.” Booklist (starred review)
“Narrator Ric Jerrom disappears into the seemingly ordinary characters featured in several expertly tangled story threads, allowing listeners to peer into their obsessions, compulsions, and psychopathy…Splendidly sinister. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Ruth Rendell

Author Bio: Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell (1930–2015) wrote more than sixty novels in a career spanning fifty years. She won numerous awards for her writing, including three Edgars—the highest accolade from Mystery Writers of America—as well as four Gold Daggers and a Diamond Dagger for outstanding contribution to the genre from England’s prestigious Crime Writer’s Association. She was also the winner of the MWA Grand Master Award. A longtime member of the House of Lords, she lived in London.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 7.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English