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Live Flesh

A stand-alone novel published by Hutchinson in


This is the other Ruth Rendell, not the queen of crime she has been dubbed but the Hecate of twisted minds and sick dreams, here in the eeriest recesses of her realm.

Christopher Wordsworth 1

After ten years in prison for shooting—and permanently crippling—a young policeman, Victor Jenner is released to a strange new world and told to make a new life for himself.

It’s hard to fill in the days, but at least there’s one blessing — he was never convicted for all those rapes he committed.

Then Victor meets David, the policeman he shot, and David’s beautiful girlfriend, Clare. And suddenly Victor’s new life is starting to look an awful lot like the old one.

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  1. The Observer, 2 March 1986. ↩︎