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The Thief

The Thief

A stand-alone novella published by Arrow Books in

I have written one little novella, The Thief, for the Quick Reads series that is designed for grownups who have just learned to read. They have words of one or two syllables, short sentences, and short paragraphs. I hope they help people.

Ruth Rendell 1

What you do in childhood may come back to haunt you. Stealing things from people who had upset her was something Polly did quite a lot. There was her Aunt Pauline, a girl at school and a boyfriend who left her. And there was the man on the plane.

Humiliated and scared by a total stranger, Polly does what she always does. She steals something. But she never could have imagined that her desire for revenge would have such terrifying results.


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  1. A Chat with Ruth Rendell. Publisher’s Weekly 2012. ↩︎

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