The Hanging Tree

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Counterpoint, 1998 - Fiction - 385 pages
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Palaeontologist Kathryn Widd is called to the Kenyan wilderness to investigate a set of hominid skull fragments. As she studies the ancient fossils, she becomes intrigued by the tale of a 1908 safari and the British nobleman who died mysteriously near the site of her dig. The further she probes, the more deeply she is drawn into past lives and a world turned upside down by ancient, mysterious forces of violence. The Hanging Tree is a compelling piece of fiction that raises disturbing questions about love and jealousy, cruelty throughout the history of humankind, and sexual obsession.

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User Review  - Jim Dooley - Goodreads

This is one of the most unique books I've ever read, and something of an enigma. I've read it twice. The first time was several years ago, and I recalled it being one of the best books I'd read. Since ... Read full review

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User Review  - Edward Crawford - Goodreads

The worst thing is the book's dishonesty: it's as cliché ridden as any Wilbur Smith book, but filled with pretentious academic claptrap. So bad that I stopped halfway and didn't touch a novel for three years. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Lambkin was born in England.

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