From the Publisher:
A Ruth Rendell mystery, first published in 1979. Alan Groombridge is married to a woman he doesn't like, is a bank manager of a tiny branch, and is doomed to a life of boredom and tedious routine. All that saves him is a fantasy of stealing enough of the bank's money for just one year of freedom.
Ruth Rendell: Make Death Love Me. Arrow, ISBN: 0099223309 (August, 1995), 215 p., £5.99