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Viewing Entry - The water's lovely (E14743)
by Rendell, Ruth.

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TitleThe water's lovely
Author / Responsible partyRendell, Ruth.
GenreDetective and Mystery fiction, Suspense stories.
TopicsDetective and Mystery fiction, Suspense stories. Children's secrets -- Fiction. Sisters -- Fiction. Drowning victims -- Fiction. Murder -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Weeks went by when Ismay never thought of it at all. Then something would bring it back or it would return in a dream. The dream began in the same way. She and her mother would be climbing the stairs, following Heather's lead through the bedroom to what was on the other side, not a bathroom in the dream but a chamber floored and walled in marble. In the middle of it was a glassy lake. The white thing in the water floated towards her, its face submerged, and her mother said, absurdly, "Don't look!" The dead man was Ismay's stepfather, Guy. Now, nine years on, she and her sister, Heather, still lived in the same house in Clapham. But it had been divided into two self-contained flats. Their mother lived upstairs with her sister, Pamela. And the bathroom, where Guy had drowned, had disappeared. (Abridged version)

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System control numberE14743
Original Print PublisherLondon : Hutchinson, 2006.
Narrator NameClaire Price.
Participant or performer noteClaire Price.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator