Live Flesh Author:Ruth Rendell A daring psychological study of a rapist forms the center of this dark new thriller from the from the inimitable Rtuh Rendell. — When panic struck Victor Jenner, it came over him like a kind of electric suit full of tingling wires, tormenting his body and twisting his mind towards senseless acts, including violent attacks on women. Holed up in th... more »e house with that girl all those years ago, he hadn't meant to pull the trigger. He certainly hadn't meant to put that police officer in a wheelchair for the rest of his life.
Now, after fourteen years of prison, in what seems to be a well-meaning attempt to pick up the pieces of his life, Jenner begins to fashion an unexpected relationship with characters from his past. When friendship turns into an awkward - and inevitably, doomed - triangle, Jenner's unhealed wounds open up again, with grim results.« less