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3.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 5 3.78 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ruth Rendell Narrator: Imelda Staunton Publisher: AudioGO Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN:
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Once when Benet was about fourteen they had been in a train together, alone in the carriage, and Mopsa had tried to stab her with a carving knife. It was some time now since Benet had seen her mad mother, and when Mopsa arrived at Heathrow, looking drab and colourless in a dowdy grey suit, Benet tried not to hate her.

A death in the family precipitates a series of intertwined events - kidnap, murder, deception, and an overwhelming sense of guilt and yearning. A sense that is strongly identified with a bizarre collage in a hospital ward... The Tree of Hands.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ray | 3/17/2011

    " One of her best. Amazing ,heartfelt characters.Sad,fateful plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Babete | 3/7/2011

    " Sem dúvida o melhor livro da autora, fabuloso!( A árvore das mãos ) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyn (RaeWhit) | 1/12/2011

    " Really well done! Two parallel plot lines, involving two separate sets of characters, that eventually intersect. Also, Rendell does that unsettling thing she's a master of--making an everyday person, whom we might very well rub shoulders with, into a bit of a 'crazy.' "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 12/26/2010

    " Well, maybe I am a Rendell fan after all. I was fairly unimpressed with the one other book I read, part of the Inspector Wexford series. But this story was extremely entertaining and well plotted. I couldn't put it down, and I thought it ended in a very satisfactory way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynn | 7/8/2010

    " An OK story line, but the "serendipitous" connections between characters strained credulity--almost laughable; Barry was totally unbelievable.

    Abrupt scene changes and characters often kept me from getting into one character's personality. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carolynne | 12/17/2009

    " Writer Benet Archdale loses her two year old son James. Then Jason, kidnapped from his family, turns up in Benet's house and she struggles with her conscience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philip | 11/5/2009

    " This is unquestionably one of Rendell's most disturbing novels . . . it took years before I could bring myself to re-read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Moira | 8/20/2008

    " my mom suggested it, it was slow at first but now its good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 5/25/2008

    " This isn't one of my favorite Rendell books. While the characters were well-written, the plot seem to drag a little bit for me. "

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About the Author
Author Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell (1930–2015) wrote more than sixty novels in a career spanning fifty years. She won numerous awards for her writing, including three Edgars—the highest accolade from Mystery Writers of America—as well as four Gold Daggers and a Diamond Dagger for outstanding contribution to the genre from England’s prestigious Crime Writer’s Association. She was also the winner of the MWA Grand Master Award. A longtime member of the House of Lords, she lived in London.