A sight for sore eyes: A Novel

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Francine, a child, has been scolded & sent to her room. Peeking downstairs she witnesses the brutal killing of her mother. The experience has left her mute; it will be nine months until Francine can speak & she will be unable to identify the killer. Harriet, an aging beauty, scans the local newspapers for handymen to perform odd jobs around the house, including services in the bedroom. A boy, Teddy, born to barely socialized parents, grows into a physically beautiful but sociopathic young man who discovers that killing is an easy way to get what he wants. When these three lives converge, the effect is surprising, harrowing & unforgettable
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Grouped Work ID 822b2a47-b524-88fe-c48f-09726f72c30d
Full title sight for sore eyes
Author rendell ruth
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-20 22:58:42PM
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A Sight for Sore Eyes tells three stories, and for the longest time, the reader has no inkling of how they will come together. The first is a story of a little girl who has been scolded and sent to her room when her mother is brutally murdered; as Francine grows up, she is haunted by the experience, and it is years before she even speaks. Secondly, we become privy to the life of a young man, Teddy, born of unthinking young parents, who grows up almost completely ignored. Free of societal mores, he becomes a sociopath, who eventually discovers that killing can be an effective way to get what he wants. Thirdly, we meet Harriet, who from an early age has learned to use her beauty to make her way in the world. Bored by marriage to a wealthy, much older man, she scans the local newspapers for handymen to perform odd jobs around the house, including services in the bedroom.

When these three plots strands finally converge, the result is harrowing and unforgettable. A Sight for Sore Eyes is not just the work of a writer at the peak of her craft. It is an extraordinary story by a writer who, after 45 books, countless awards, and decades of international acclaim, is still getting better with every book.

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subject_facet Interpersonal relations -- Fiction, Murder -- Fiction, Murderers -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, English
title_display A sight for sore eyes
title_full A Sight for Sore Eyes A Novel, A sight for sore eyes / Ruth Randell, A sight for sore eyes [sound recording] / by Ruth Rendell
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topic_facet Fiction, Interpersonal relations, Literature, Murder, Murderers, Psychological fiction, English