The concluding episode of the final novel by Ruth Rendell, read by Patricia Hodge.
Fate intervenes once again and Carl is forced to face up to what he has done.
In a career that spanned fifty years and over sixty novels, Ruth Rendell was acclaimed by her literary peers and beloved by her readers. She received numerous awards, including the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for 1976's Best Crime Novel with A Demon in My View, a Gold Dagger Award for Live Flesh in 1986, and the Sunday Times Literary Award in 1990. In 2013 she was awarded the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for sustained excellence in crime writing. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer. She died in May 2015, aged eighty-five.
Read by Patricia Hodge
Abridged by Robin Brooks
Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.