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  • Shake Hands For Ever

  • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 9
  • By: Ruth Rendell
  • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (1,114 ratings)

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Shake Hands For Ever

By: Ruth Rendell
Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
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Summary

This case is proving a difficult one for Chief Inspector Wexford. All he has to go on is his own intuitive suspicions. Was he becoming cynical and untrusting or was this one of the most ingenious crimes he had ever tackled?
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another good mystery.

a good mystery and a really great twist at the very last moments of it.

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Ruth Rendell never disappoints

Enjoyable as the others in the series. Nice to meet the characters again.
Excellent narration.

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Excellent

Just enough unveiling to keep up the interest and enjoyment . A novel for a good holiday read

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A Classic Ruth Rendell

Just a great English murder story. Well read by Nigel Anthony with a twist at the end.

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Storyline engaging Interesting characters

Narration excellent and very clear. I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook
Not a straightfirward plot Hurrah

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outstanding

it kept me wanting more. l love Ruth Renall stories. l was l was listening to this tale of murder at bed time. Twist and turns and.me trying to work out if the husband did it.

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keeps up the pace

whilst all RR books are really quite repetitive this manages to keep sight of the plot and move along

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My favourite so far of the Wexfords

I've been rattling through these since they came into the included section of the audible membership. As others have said this is not the most complex of plots, but I actually enjoyed that as I could keep up well with all the characters! It was a almosr a one man hunt/obsession to reveal the truth. Plenty of little twists and red herrings. Typical cosy crime rather than a gore fest. Nice narration. I must dig out the TV series one day as it was a bit before my time really.

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One of her better books

I am gradually listening to the Wexford series. This one had a good plot although I guessed early on who had been guilty. Another character was introduced at a late stage in the book which shouldn't happen. Some of the behaviour of the characters was unrealistic. This book didn't have as much descriptive waffle as some of Rendell's stories. The voice of the narrator is rather too harsh at times.

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Not believable

I found the the story unbelievable 15 months of paying for things out of his own pocket. with no real proof that the person was responsible.

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