The Tree of Hands by Ruth Rendell

Synopsis:
A bereft woman’s mother’s desperate act triggers a violent spiral affecting a whole community.

Review:
The Tree of Hands was lesser Ruth Rendell. It dates back to 1986 and she’s really grown as a writer since then. It definitely has her trademark nuanced characterizations but the story wasn’t as gripping as later works like The Rottweiler have been.

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