Book Reviews of A Dark-Adapted Eye

A Dark-Adapted Eye
A Dark-Adapted Eye
Author: Barbara Vine
ISBN-13: 9780140086362
ISBN-10: 0140086366
Publication Date: 3/26/1987
Rating:
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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2.8 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Gardners Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine. Family madness and obsession, an old murder reconsidered 30 years later. Complex characters, as you would expect from Rendell. Old sins cast long shadows, as my grandmother said.
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Like most families they had their secrets........

And hid them under a genteelly respectable veneer. No onlooker would guess that Vera Hillyard and her beautiful sister, Eden, where 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 to fight it out behind closed curtains using every weapon they had.
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Mystery where you get the solution at the beginning. The mystery is why and how things happened.
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This was an interesting mystery as family secrets are revealed a bit at a time. At first, the slowness of the narrative annoyed me, but overtime I began to appreciate the way Faith learned about her family's past along with the reader.