The brimstone wedding
1st American ed.
In this " dark, hypnotic story of romantic obsession," an elderly woman shares her disturbing secrets with a spellbound young caregiver ( The New York Times ). Stuck in a loveless marriage and mired in a troubled affair, Jenny Warner doesn't have a single friend in whom she can confide. Then she meets Stella Newland, a patient at Middleton Hall, the English manor-house-turned-nursing-home where Jenny works as a caregiver. Unlike most of the other residents, the gracefully dying Stella is elegant, completely lucid, and generously open to hearing all about Jenny's life. Stella understands; she has her secrets, too. As their daily confessions become more intimate and revealing, a bond is forged--one born out of the illicit affairs at the heart of their unsettled lives. But there's much more to Stella's story, something she's been afraid to share with anyone, until now. When she gives Jenny the key to her house, it unlocks a maze of mysteries about the heartbreaking and horrifying consequences of love. It's a discovery--and a warning--that could prove to be Jenny's salvation, or lead her toward a doomed and inevitable end.
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|Grouping Title||brimstone wedding|
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|Last Grouping Update||2019-07-02 01:25:27AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-07-18 02:19:10AM|
|author||Vine, Barbara, 1930-|
|available_at_delnortepublic||Del Norte Public Library|
|detailed_location_delnortepublic||Del Norte Public Library - Mystery|
|display_description||An elderly nursing home patient tells stories of her past that seem to mirror her caregiver's life to a disturbing degree-and that's before the stories take a deadly turn Stuck in a loveless marriage and mired in a troubled affair, Genevieve Warner doesn't have a friend in the world-until she meets Stella, a patient at the nursing home where she works as a caregiver. Whip smart and deeply familiar, Stella confides in Genevieve the story of her life, a story that builds toward a horrifying confession. As Genevieve's own life slips helplessly down the same path, she desperately tries to turn away from a fate that seems inevitable. Sensitive and heartbreaking, The Brimstone Wedding is a mysterious tale of mistakes repeated.|
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|record_details||hoopla:MWT11553536|eBook|eBook||English|Open Road Media,|2011.|1 online resource, ils:115451|Book|Books|1st American ed.|English|Harmony Books,|c1995.|330 p. ; 24 cm.|
|subject_facet||Electronic books, England -- Fiction, Love stories, Nursing home patients -- Fiction|
|title_display||The brimstone wedding|
|title_full||The brimstone wedding / Barbara Vine, The brimstone wedding [electronic resource] / Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine|
|title_short||The brimstone wedding|
|topic_facet||Electronic books, Fiction, Nursing home patients|