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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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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Darkly, seductive, narrative. The writer pulls you into Africa, in a manner very few authors can muster. In this book you can hear, smell and taste the Land in all its heartbreaking beauty Read full review

About the author (1998)

Lambkin was born in England.

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