Mass Market Paperbound
400 pages, 7.25 × 4.5 × 1.15 in
March 26, 1999
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0140272348
ISBN - 13: 9780140272345
From the Publisher
When successful author Gerald Candless dies of a sudden heart attack, his eldest, adoring daughter Sarah embarks on a memoir of him and soon discovers that her perfect father was not all he appeared to be. That in fact he wasn’t Gerald Candless at all. But then, who was he? And what terrible secret had driven him to live a lie for all those years?
About the Author
Barbara Vine, the pen-name of Ruth Rendell, has published eleven previous novels, many of which were award-winning international bestsellers. Ruth Rendell sits in the House of Lords as a Labour peer. She lives in Maida Vale, London.
From Our Editors
When her father, a renowned author, dies, Sarah agrees to write his memoirs. As she begins researching and digging into his past, she uncovers dark secrets about a man she thought she knew. Her mother and sisters beg her to stop, but this only further motivates her to find the truth. Why did he assume a second identity at 25, and what could make him live a lie for the last 25 years? Her father covered his secrets well, but Sarah gradually uncovers the truth as she follows the moth he used as decoration on his novels. Ruth Rendell penned the Chimney Sweeper’s Boy under the alias Barbara Vine. This is her ninth novel under this name.