A Sight for Sore Eyes

A Sight for Sore Eyes : A Novel

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Teddy was born in squalor. Now he is a craftsman determined to banish ugliness from his life. Harriet is a beautiful, bored trophy wife who employs a series of repairmen for her sexual satisfaction. And Francine is a college student who witnessed her mother's murder and now must free herself from her father's manipulative second wife. Connected by strands of chance, their lives intersecting in the strangest of ways, these three people are on a journey that will bring them to each other--and to a beautiful ivy-covered home with at least one dead body in the basement....
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 107 x 174 x 25mm | 193g
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0440235448
  • 9780440235446
  • 205,175

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Teddy was born in squalor. Now he is a craftsman determined to banish ugliness from his life. Harriet is a beautiful, bored trophy wife who employs a series of repairmen for her sexual satisfaction. And Francine is a college student who witnessed her mother's murder and now must free herself from her father's manipulative second wife. Connected by strands of chance, their lives intersecting in the strangest of ways, these three people are on a journey that will bring them to each other--and to a beautiful ivy-covered home with at least one dead body in the basement....
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Back cover copy

Teddy was born in squalor. Now he is a craftsman determined to banish ugliness from his life. Harriet is a beautiful, bored trophy wife who employs a series of repairmen for her sexual satisfaction. And Francine is a college student who witnessed her mother's murder and now must free herself from her father's manipulative second wife. Connected by strands of chance, their lives intersecting in the strangest of ways, these three people are on a journey that will bring them to each other -- and to a beautiful ivy-covered home with at least one dead body in the basement....
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Review quote

Ruth Rendell is... "The best mystery writer in the English-speaking world."
--Time "A phenomenon."
--Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times Book Review Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award A Sight For Sore Eyes is... "Harrowing...a flawless piece of craftsmanship."
--The New York Times Book Review "Stunning."
--The Washington Post Book World "Bold, imaginative...spare and unforgiving."
--The New York Times Book Review "No one can match Rendell, chill for chill."
--Chicago Tribune "Unequivocally, the most brilliant mystery novelist of our time."
--Patricia Cornwell "One of the most remarkable novelists of her generation."
--People
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About Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell's many writing awards include three Edgars and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America as well as four Golden Daggers from England's Crime Writers Association. She is also the author of Harm Done, Road Rage, The Keys to the Street, Simisola, The Crocodile Bird, and many more acclaimed novels. She lives in England. In 1997 she was named a life peer in the House of Lords.
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3,774 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 26% (994)
4 40% (1,508)
3 26% (963)
2 6% (221)
1 2% (88)
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