Ruth Rendell Keys to the Street

ISBN 13: 9781561009084

Keys to the Street

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9781561009084: Keys to the Street

When Mary Jago made the ultimate sacrifice of donating her bone marrow to a man she did not know, she did not understand the changes that would take place in her life as a result. The consequences of this act are extraordinary. She finds the strength to leave an abusive relationship and to seek the gentle love that has been missing in her life. She has a chance at undreamed-of-happiness and also becomes vulnerable to the darkest grief. In the area surrounding London's Regent Park, the wealthiest, poorest, kindest and most vicious citizens all cross paths. Mary becomes entangled with the homeless people who find refuge in the park. When her new friends begin turning up impaled on the spiked railings surrounding the park, Mary's life is in danger. Under normal circumstances she would be separated from such things by strong social barriers; so why does she find solace with these people now?

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For the snobbish, upper-crust that live around London's Regent's Park, the homeless are an eye-sore and a nuisance. Only Mary Jargo, a meek, sensitive young woman who has recently moved into the neighborhood to house-sit shows compassion. She often shares food and conversation with the unfortunates, particularly Effie, Dill, Roman, and Pharaoh. When someone starts murdering members of Regent's homeless community and lancing them on the spiked fencing that encloses the park, only Mary seems to notice or care. Through her quest to discover the murderer, she embarks on a journey to overcome what she perceives to be her own insecurities and passivity.

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London's wealthiest, poorest, kindest, and most vicious citizens all cross paths in Regents Park. Quiet, pretty Mary Jago could never have suspected that a series of unspeakable murders in the park contained threads that tangled around her simple, ordinary life.

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