A street hustler-turned-wealthy businessman races to extricate his childhood sweetheart from the arms of her fianc before it's too late When Guy Curran, a streetwise hustler from the wrong side of the tracks, falls in love with good-girl Leonora, he knows that one day she will be his wife. But as life leads the two down different paths, Guy's obsessive love takes a murderous turn. Convinced that Leonora's respectable family has conspired against him, Guy struggles to extricate himself from a complex web of half-truths and artful lies—with a hit man's bullet. With expert pacing and rich characterization, Rendell artfully constructs an ever-widening spiral of paranoia and desire.
"Rendell is a master of depicting the long, slow slide into madness, making each tiny step toward the abyss resound with chilling logic." -Publishers Weekly
"In Going Wrong [Rendell] has quite simply transformed the genre of crime writing. She deploys her peerless skills in blending the mundane, commonplace aspects of life with the potent, murky impulses of desire and greed, obsession and fear . . . This is a book that cannot be taken for granted, and no reader should pass it by." -The Sunday Times
Grand Master Award(Mystery Writers of America)
Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement Award(Crime Writers Association)