Going Wrong

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Going Wrong
First edition (UK)
AuthorRuth Rendell
CountryUnited Kingdom
GenreCrime, Mystery novel
PublisherHutchinson (UK)
Mysterious Press (US)
Publication date
6 September 1990
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages250 pp

Going Wrong (1990) is a novel by English crime writer Ruth Rendell.[1] An intense psychological thriller, its main theme is the nature of romantic obsession.


When he was a young man, Guy Curran led a local street gang and dealt drugs before falling madly in love with Leonora Chisholm, a much more middle-class teenager whose society minded parents naturally disapproved of him.

However, despite an initially passionate romance the fairytale soon subsides, and Leonora tells a distraught Guy that she has found a new love. This announcement sets off a dark chain of events that will lead Guy into obsession, stalking and finally murder.