[Pdf] (The Tree of Hands)
Ritten and she weaves in and out Of The Threads Of These Stories Very the threads of these stories very There s always someone who survives all that mercenary horror unscathed I spent the whole story wondering how it could be possible this time Another brilliant character driven psychological thriller by Ruth Rendell This one tells the story of Benet Archdale a successful novelist whose mentally ill mother visits from Spain and attempts to relieve a grievous situation with an ill advised act When I first read this book I felt as if I was holding my breath through most of it I am
Not A Mother And Don T Feel Particularly Maternal Yet a mother and don t feel particularly maternal yet found this book xtremely disturbing for what happens to the children at the centre of the plot It worried me for ages afterwards and I d find myself going over it Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation eventually a couple of years later I re read it It was no less disturbing but somehow second time around I was able to cope with it This is in no way a criticism I love a novel that stays with me or invades my dreams and this one did It s not a Rendell novel that Iver see referred to much yet I would probably rate it among her best There are those books that you read and njoy and then forget Tree of Hands has stayed with me for years Like all of Rendell s books it is uncomfortably dark and cynical She never hesitates to lure readers to sympathize with miscreants and then punish the characters Her books are like tense drives on a dangerous mountain road I love books tha. N can bear Carol trapped in a life of crushing drabness no lover can change Three mothers joined by a si. Excellent I will miss her story telling Well that was certainly a different
of thriller for me They never caught her the body of a was never found abducted child s mother gets killed the abductee s x lover gets killed And nothing is tidied up nicely like a package with a bow A very uick read that was nothing like I would have xpected it to be I got over 100 pages uick read that was nothing like I would have xpected it to be I got over 100 pages the book but I just couldn t finish it the only two characters I had feeling for were both in a mess of trouble there wasn t ven a murder yet just a kidnapping not really a spoiler alert since it s on the back cover for which one of those two characters i This book is philosophical and psychological than it is a mystery but it is suspenseful and there are crimes and misdeeds aplenty Benet s first book was wildly successful and she is now living very comfortably in London with her beloved little son James and working on her second book At the opposite From Notes to Narrative end of theconomic spectrum the waitress Carol lives with Barry who adores her but whom she refuses to marry and her own little son Jason who is in the way than beloved At least Jason is with Carol some of the time but mostly at the babysitters Terence Carol s former lover is unhappily house sitting in a neighborhood near Benet s for his new lover who is on her own on holiday in the sunny Mediterranean All are struggling with their circumstances their consciences and their obsessions As always it is very well Mopsa driven by a past scarred by madness and violence Benet stricken by the most grievous loss any woma. T have multiple plot lines that throw you for a loop until they are all nicely tied together This is one
type of thriller for me They never caught her the body of
Of Those Books It Is those books It is and loop until they are all nicely tied together This is one of those books It is dark and and definitely shows the not so nice side of peopleIt doesn t have the happy Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America ending so if you are looking for that looklsewhere As I have stated lsewhere I am a fan of Rendell s books although I have to tread warily with them as they are often xtremely unsettling in a way different from most psychological thrillers I had read this book many years ago and another Goodreads friend have forgotten who was mentioning Rendell so I pulled this one off my shelf for a reread At the moment I think that Tree of Hands is one of her best It has all the twists and turns one Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets (Paper)) expects from her multiple plotlines and disparate characters who are strangers to one anotherually at the mercy of some inescapable awful fate neuroses fixations and obsessions of all kinds And yet unlike some of her books where one can be hard pressed to identify or sympathize with any of the characters I found myself feeling pity for Barry who seems like many many young men today unskilled and rootless yet looking for love trying to be good men and getting involved with people who devalue and masculate them I could also identify with and sympathize with Benet the young writer her grief and her choice this book would be *a heck of a choice for a book club Does anyone know if this book has been filmed by BBC * heck of a choice for a book club Does anyone know if this book has been filmed by BBC would be perfect as a movie. Ngle thread of terror whirled into a spiral of kidnapping murder and a final reckless affirmation of lov.