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The Birthday Present

Barbara Vine Ruth Sillers Paul Blake



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Bolinda/Audible Audio
28 May 2017
Crime & mystery; Thriller & suspense; Erotic fiction
Tory MP Ivor Tesham has unconventional tastes. And in bored housewife Hebe Furnal he finds someone to share and enact his sexual fantasies. However, one day it all goes terribly wrong.

Ivor plans a special liaison for Hebe's birthday - a daring sexual adventure. But dangerous games have unforeseen costs and consequences. And when there is an accidental death, scandal and ruin cannot be far behind ...

How long can a secret stay a secret? How long will friends protect a reputation? And how long before guilt catches up with you?
By:   Barbara Vine
Read by:   Ruth Sillers, Paul Blake
Imprint:   Bolinda/Audible Audio
Country of Publication:   Australia
Edition:   Unabridged edition
ISBN:   9781489393425
ISBN 10:   1489393420
Publication Date:   28 May 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE (nee Grasemann; born 17 February 1930), is an English author of thrillers and psychological murder mysteries. Rendell's best-known creation, Chief Inspector Wexford, is the hero of many popular police stories, some of them successfully adapted for TV. But Rendell has also generated a separate brand of crime-fiction that explores deeply into the psychological background of criminals and their victims, many of them mentally afflicted or otherwise socially isolated. This theme is developed further in a third series of novels, written under her pseudonym Barbara Vine. Ruth Sillers began her career with the National Youth Theatre. Her theatre work includes productions for the Royal National Theatre Studio and the Donmar Warehouse. She has performed in several plays for BBC Radio Drama, including Noel Coward's Easy Virtue and Medical Detectives. She also reads regularly for Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. She has narrated the audiobooks Lady Susan, Life & Works - Johann Sebastian Bach, Life & Works - Johannes Brahms and The Rape of Lucrece. Paul Blake is a British actor best known for portraying Greedo in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. He has also starred in the films Some of My Best Friends Are... and Hennessy, as well as roles in television series Down to Earth and Crossroads. Audible is a seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information, and educational programming on the Internet.

Reviews for The Birthday Present

'Intensely imagined, fearful and satisfying.' -- The Sunday Times 'The pre-eminent genius of the psychological thriller.' -- The Herald 'Gripping, compelling.' -- Mail on Sunday

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