Master Of The Moor
Ruth Rendell

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Narrated By: Michael Bryant

Duration: 7 hours and 7 minutes

What to expect

Stephen Whalby loves to walk the moor. It is a dark and forbidding place, but it is his.

When the body of a young blonde woman is found there, her face horrifically disfigured, the victim of a merciless murderer, his beloved moor is tainted with suspicion and terror.

Then a second woman goes missing on the moor and Stephen watches as the search party make their way across the treacherous murder scene. Not to be usurped by a killer or a victim; he, and only he, is the master of the moor.

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction

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Wonderful at exploring the dark corners of the human mind, and the way private fantasies can clash and explode into terrifying violence

Daily Mail

Once her characters start twisting on every-tightening tracks, their fates are brilliantly sealed, and it’s never obvouis who’ll be the victim or the culprit. Rendell’s greatest trick is making an unforeseen outcome feel predestined

Financial Times

The best mystery writer anywhere in the English-speaking world

Boston Globe

Rendell’s eerier capacity to comprehend disturbed criminal minds continues to astonish

The Times

Rendell is unrivalled at depicting psychologically warped people and at creating unease through the simplest things. This is another triumph