The Keys to the Street

The Keys to the Street

A Novel of Suspense

Large Print - 1996
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Set in and around London's Regent's Park, where the city's wealthiest, poorest, kindest, and most vicious citizens all cross paths, The Keys to the Street tells of the deadly thanks a young woman risks receiving in return for an act of selfless generosity. "Is it true that we dislike those who have done us a service?" asks Mary Jago's grandmother. One of many questions about the best and worst of human nature, it is one with an answer Mary will discover for herself as a consequence of donating her own bone marrow to save the life of a young man she doesn't know.... "It's us he's after," says Dill, "our sort." Dill's sort are the homeless who seek refuge in the park, whose corpses have lately been turning up impaled on the spiked railings that surround it.... Mary is not their sort at all and would under ordinary circumstances be separated from such horror by social barriers stronger than iron bars. But she has performed a bold act, and the circumstances of her life are now extraordinary -- she is receptive to previously undreamed of happiness, and vulnerable to the darkest grief.
Publisher: New York : Published by Random House Large Print in association with Crown, 1996
Edition: LARGE PRINT ED
ISBN: 9780679774037
0679774033
Characteristics: 470 p. (large print) ; 24 cm

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Apr 01, 2015

This was quite an intriguing story about a bone marrow donor who meets and falls in love with her recipient. There is a lot about living on the streets, betrayal and murder.A surprise ending that I did not see coming.

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coalbanks
Apr 19, 2011

One of the best by one of the best. Theme music: Eleanor Rigby.

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rtwete
Feb 13, 2011

Someone is killing homeless men, then impaling them on spikes of gates that are locked at dark that lead to the London Zoo. Sometimes homeless hide in park to sleep after closing. Woman leaves abusive boyfriend and house & pet sits at nice house near the park. She meets the man whom she donated bone marrow to, but he may not be what he seems. One of the homeless men (he has money, but chooses to live on street since his wife and children died) is "watching over" her.

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