As I have stated elsewhere I am a fan of s books although I have to tread warily with as they are often extremely 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 expects from her multiple plotlines and disparate characters who are strangers To One Another Eually one another eually the mer There are those books that you read and enjoy 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 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 rievous situation with an ill advised act 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 end of. Mopsa driven by a past scarred by madness and violence Benet stricken by the most rievous loss any woma. ,
Ruth Rendell ☆ 5 Free readLot It worried me for ages afterwards and I d find myself oing over it 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 I ever see referred to much yet I would probably rate it among her best There s always someone who survives all that mercenary horror unscathed I spent the whole story wondering how it could be possible this time I The Lives of Stay-at-Home Fathers: Masculinity, Carework and Fatherhood in the United States got over 100 pages into 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 even 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 either was being blamed or wasoing to be blamed and the tension of worrying about the unjust suspicions the element of mental illness and worrying whether one the two characters I liked Was Either Going To Murder either oing murder oing to be murdered was too much for me This is by no means to say that the book was ill written I have enjoyed
reading Rendell s books before It is merely that this type of suspense provokes sick anxiety inRendell s books before It is merely that this type of suspense provokes sick anxiety in rather than anticipation I hope whomever I pass it along to ets out of it But at least I was able to provide a cover image for this edition Excellent I will miss her story tellin. Ngle thread of terror whirled into a spiral of kidnapping murder and a final reckless affirmation of lov. The economic spectrum the waitress Carol
Lives With Barry Who Adoreswith Barry who adores but whom she refuses to marry and her 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 written and she weaves in and out of the threads of these stories very skillfully Well that was certainly a different type of thriller for me They never caught her the body of a child was never found the abducted child s mother ets killed the abductee s ex lover ets killed And nothing is tidied up nicely like a package with a bow A very uick read that was nothing like I would have expected it to be I love books that have multiple plot lines that throw you for a loop until they are all nicely tied together This is one of those books It is dark and disturbing and definitely shows the not so nice side of peopleIt doesn t have the happy ending so if you are looking for that look elsewhere 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 I found this book extremely disturbing for what happens to the children at the centre of the N can bear Carol trapped in a life of crushing drabness no lover can change Three mothers Joined By A Si. by a si.