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The Lake of Darkness
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Martin Urban is a quiet bachelor with a comfortable life, free of worry and distractions. When he unexpectedly comes into a small fortune, he decides to use his newfound wealth to help out those in need. Finn also leads a quiet life, and comes into a little money of his own. Normally, their paths would never have crossed. But Martin's ideas about who should benefit from his charitable impulses yield some unexpected results, and soon the good intentions of the one become fatally entangled with the mercenary nature of the other. In the Lake of Darkness, Ruth Rendell takes the old adage that no good deed goes unpunished to a startling, haunting conclusion.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Ruth Rendell. (2009). The Lake of Darkness. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

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Ruth Rendell. 2009. The Lake of Darkness. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

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From the Trade Paperback edition.
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        Released in 1976, 1980, and 1971, respectively, these present a bevy of Rendell's signature characters, who, although seemingly normal, well-balanced individuals, in actuality are nut cases. Though her books are formulaic, Rendell has managed to amass a huge following, who will enjoy a second crack at these.

        Copyright 2001 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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From the Trade Paperback edition.
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