Talking to Strange Men

by Ruth Rendell | Audiobooks |
ISBN: 1491535709 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingjlautnerwing of Henderson, Nevada USA on 12/4/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingjlautnerwing from Henderson, Nevada USA on Monday, December 04, 2017
Bought from the strange store on Highway 46, at Blackwell's Corner (intersection of hwy 46 and hwy 33), on November 21, 2017.

Journal Entry 2 by wingjlautnerwing at San Luis Obispo, California USA on Tuesday, December 05, 2017
A small group of private school boys are engaged in a spy game. It's fairly elaborate - there are two opposing groups, each with a leader and with "drop" locations, safe houses, and coded messages.

John Creevey, an adult suffering from his wife's departure, happens upon one of the drops and starts to copy the messages and try to decipher them. He becomes quite involved in the puzzle, and tries to figure out who the rival groups are. Street gangs? Drug lords? Actual spies?

John is obsessed, however, with getting wife Jennifer back. She has taken off with a former lover, boldly. This lover had left her almost at the altar yet she still wants him. John cannot understand it. He tries to find the key - what can he do to win her back?

Through an intersection of John's needs and the boys' spy game, something unexpected and unplanned happens. Was John too careless?

With Rendell you can never be sure of the outcome. She loves to develop complex characters whose motives may not be pure, or may just be muddied. This is a lovely representation of her brilliant mind.

Journal Entry 3 by wingjlautnerwing at San Luis Obispo, California USA on Sunday, December 10, 2017
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