The Tree of Hands

The Tree of Hands

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by Ruth Rendell
     
 

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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.

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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.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Mrs. Archdale, who is recovering from mental illness, visits her daughter Benet, a young, successful London author, and grandson James. Across town, Barry Mahon devotes himself to pleasing Carol Stratfordwho has a slew of other boyfriendsand takes care of her neglected son Jason. When Jason is kidnapped, the police accuse Barry of the crime. More tragedies occur after Mrs. Archdale commits a deranged act, which establishes a connection between Benet and Carol. The ending of this ``major triumph'' leaves the reader ``breathless,'' PW noted. (March)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345312006
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1986
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
338,950
Product dimensions:
4.15(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.65(d)

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The Tree Of Hands 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Mothers in particular will find this entry especially compelling