Harm Done - Ruth Rendell

Harm Done

By Ruth Rendell

  • Release Date: 1999-10-19
  • Genre: Police Procedural

Description

The search for the body commenced. Then the victim walked into town.

Behind the picture-postcard fa├žade of Kingsmarkham lies a community rife with violence, betrayal, and a taste for vengeance. When sixteen-year-old Lizzie Cromwell reappears no one knows where she has been, including Lizzie herself. Inspector Wexford thinks she was with a boyfriend. But the disappearance of a three-year-old girl casts a more ominous light on events. And when the public's outrage turns toward a recently released pederast and another suspect turns up stabbed to death, Wexford must try to unravel the mystery before any more bodies appear, and before a mob of local vigilantes metes out a rough justice to their least favorite suspect. In Harm Done, the violence is near at hand, and evil lies just a few doors down the block.        

From the Trade Paperback edition.