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A Dark-Adapted Eye (1986)

Written by Ruth Rendell

Like most families, they had their secrets...

And they hid them under a genteelly respectable veneer. No onlooker would guess that prim Vera Hillyard and her beautiful, adored younger sister, Eden, were locked in a dark and bitter combat over one of those secrets. England in the fifties was not kind to women who erred, so they had to use every means necessary to keep the truth hidden behind closed doors—even murder.

Set in post-World War II Britain, A Dark-Adapted Eye is both a gripping mystery and a harrowing psychological portrait of a complex woman at the head of a troubled family. (Copyright © Penguin. All rights reserved.)

Source:  Penguin Random House Company.

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