Audible La muñeca asesina By Ruth Rendell –

La muñeca asesina In a shabby London suburb, sixteen year old Pup Yearman dabbles in magic But for Pup s older sister Dolly, the magic is than dabbling Deformed by a facial birthmark, Dolly desperately wants to be cured, and her obsession with Pup s magic sends her on a dangerous downward spiral into confusion, madness, and possibly murder And meanwhile, in a squalid boardinghouse not far away, a young Irishman sharpens a set of butcher knives

About the Author: Ruth Rendell

A.K.A Barbara VineRuth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, who also wrote under the pseudonym Barbara Vine, was an acclaimed English crime writer, known for her many psychological thrillers and murder mysteries and above all for Inspector Wexford.

10 thoughts on “La muñeca asesina

  1. Philip Philip says:

    Interesting to find so much dislike for this novel here, and for the very reasons so many Ruth Rendell fans LOVE her books I first read it in the late 1980s, during my early days as a Rendell reader, and have returned to it several times my current read is probably the fourth time around Along with THE BRIDESMAID

  2. Lisa H. Lisa H. says:

    About 150 pages in, I thought, Where in the hell is this goingAbout 3 4 of the way through, things started to coalesce By the time I was done, I was just bored I realize that all around me people are living tiny, dull, sometimes repulsive lives, but I don t understand Ms Rendell s decision to populate this book wit

  3. Claire (Clairby11xxx) Claire (Clairby11xxx) says:

    7 10 I kill, therefore I am This is one of those books I feel I shouldn t give too much away about, suffice to say it is about a teenage boy who sells his soul to the devil and how that decision affects his sister s life When I say devil I do not mean a literal character, this is not a fantasy, rather a suspenseful s

  4. Adam Nevill Adam Nevill says:

    Only the second Ruth Rendell I have read and it was compelling In fact, I was reminded of early Ian McKewan Really insightful writing about a large cast of misfits and outsiders in London, with a curious atmosphere of the erotic, supernormal and occult magic The spiritualist meetings were delightfully weird and grotesq

  5. Ronald Wise Ronald Wise says:

    A chronology of the development of psychosis in two London outcasts, whose destinies intermingle without them ever meeting Also an examination of the pursuit of power through the occult, and especially black magic The Book of the Month Club selected this book for me in 1984 and I read it the first time in the late 1980s

  6. Deirdre Deirdre says:

    Whatever you dodon t read this book There isn t one character that is likable The story, such as it is, moves at a snail s pace The ending was predictable The writing is stuffyprissy It was obvious that the storyteller thought that the ending was shocking and powerfulbut it was just predictable and flat Heed my warningdon

  7. Clare Snow Clare Snow says:

    She was left alone for the rest of her life view spoiler which isn t long hide spoiler Oh god, horrific doesn t even cover it Similar in its trajectory to

  8. Wendy Wendy says:

    I probably liked this bookthan I should have just because it was an adult book after reading so many teen books The writing is just so different when an author actually tries Anyway, there didn t seem to be much of a plot and I didn t care one bit about the characters, but I still wanted to see what would happen since the char

  9. Margaret Margaret says:

    I have one word for why I loved this book so much Diarmit Okay so he was a whack job extraordinare and a killer but hey it s fiction so I had no qualms whatsoever in laughing at the man who remains the funniest antagonist I have ever read The main characters were interesting as well but I always looked forward to returning to Di

  10. Christine Christine says:

    Spooky story Was it really a pact with the devil or something else entirely Freaky good mystery that sticks with you after reading it.

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