The Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Set 3 is chock full of surprising twists, compelling plots and well-drawn characters.

One of the components that British writer Rendell gets so right is her fully fleshed-out characters from the starring role to the smallest character part. By filling her stories with living and breathing people, the drama feels that much more true and riveting. This set includes five tales including “Harm Done,” which threads the story of a wife beater, pedophile and ambitious female cop together in a terrific yarn.

Grade: A

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