Make Death Love Me
1979, 1982, Arrow Books, London
Bank manager, Alan Groombridge, dreams of stealing money from his small branch in order to have a year of freedom away from his tedious life. But then, his branch is robbed for real and he is caught up in a scary and dangerous situation.
I've never read Rendell before, I quite enjoyed this little novel. A lot of crime books don't put the effort into developing characters, but Rendell does a great job. I felt empathy for poor Groombridge and his desire to leave his 'normal' life.