by Ruth Rendell
** spoiler alert ** Readable as ever, I thoroughly enjoyed getting stuck into this Omnibus. However, I did find the second story weak. It seemed a bit odd to me - as a reader, there appeared a few loose ends hanging and an obvious narrative line involving the main character's daughter was completely unexplored and never really tied up. You were left with a large part of the story meandering as Wexford was removed from the case and then very quickly resolved with a character that wasn't really explained. It was not quite up to usual Wexford. But if you like Wexford, you will find plenty to enjoy here.