The Minotaur (novel)
First edition (UK)
|Author||Barbara Vine (Ruth Rendell)|
|Genre||Crime / Mystery novel|
Shaye Areheart Books (US)
|April 7, 2005|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover, Paperback) & Audio CD|
|Pages||320 pp (hardcover)|
|Preceded by||The Blood Doctor|
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Kerstin Kvist didn't quite know what to expect when she took up a job with the Cosway family at their odd, almost grand home, Lydstep Old Hall, deep in the Essex countryside. The family turned out to be even odder than the house: the widowed Mrs Cosway lived with her three unmarried daughters, in thrall to the old lady. A mysterious fourth daughter - a widow herself and apparently quite rich - came and went, with ill-disguised contempt for the others. More puzzling still was Mrs Cosway's son, John, a sad, self-absorbed figure in his thirties who haunted the house. "There's madness in the family", offered one of the daughters by way of explanation, but Kerstin had trained as a nurse and knew it wasn't right to be administering such powerful drugs to a vulnerable figure like John.
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