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Book reviews - The Tree of Hands

The Tree of Hands


Author: Ruth Rendell
A daughter's grief . . . A mother's madness . . . And a daring act of love that defied every law . . . 

“The best mystery writer anywhere in the English-speaking world.”—The Boston Globe

Mopsa, driven by a past scarred by madness and violence. Benet, stricken by the most grievous loss any woman can bear. Carol, trapped in a life of crushing drabness no lover can change. Three mothers joined by a single thread of terror, whirled into a spiral of kidnapping, murder, and a final, reckless affirmation of love.

Praise for The Tree of Hands

“A consummate artist who commands style, plot and character . . . A storyteller of a high order.”Washington Post

“An excellent piece of suspense writing.”San Diego Union

“Densely plotted, deeply emotional . . . The design of this book is brilliant. . . . It moves forward in a series of inexorable events that leave the reader panting from suspense and shaken from the sheer emotion of it all.”Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Here is Ruth Rendell at the top of her form—topping it, in fact, with a suspense chiller enchanted by a contemporary topicality that strikes to the heart.”—Judith Christ

US publication: 1984
Detective: n/a
Genre: novels