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[PDF/EBOOK] The Crocodile Bird AUTHOR Ruth Rendell

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Ly to mysteriously disappearLiza is not the only one to discover the truth behind her mother's pathological violence or the dead bodies When the police arrive on their doorstep Eve throws her daughter into the real world to protect her. One of Rendell s finest works combining the right mix of thrills with atmosphere The story set in rural England tells the tale of a young girl whose mother has severely sheltered her from all aspects of the world She does not associate with young people her age she does not go to school she rarely accompanies her mother into town for shopping etc When her mother gets arrested she is forced to flee the only home and solace she has ever known She begins to slowly share her dark mysterious story with a young man whom she loves What she reveals about her life are secrets no child should ever know about their mother Not an action packed story but a stunning psychological thriller that will keep you turning the pages

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From the conseuences of her own chilling crimesAs Liza runs into the arms of her secret lover she begins to see the logic behind her mother's gruesomes crimes and must accept the possibility that she has inherited Eve's lust for murde. This book has reinforced my belief that Barbara VineRuth Rendell is one of the best psychological mystery writers ever Starting a Vine book is like taking the first bite of a comfort food I am sure that I will be sated and will never be disappointed Recently I have started listening to Barbara Vine audios because the narrators do a wonderful job with the London and village accents which make me feel I am an invisible presence out thereThis would perhaps be one of my best ever books by her I just loved the main characters the odd mother and daughter duo the 37 year old Eve Becker who is being arrested for a murder and her 16 year old daughter Liza who unknowing to her is a chip off the old block Liza runs off with her boyfriend after mother s arrest as she doesnot want to live with her mother s friend who has not been very kind to her in the pastTill the arrest which occurs in the first page itself they have been leading an almost monasteric existence in a sleepy old English village atleast 3 hours by car from LondonThrough their eyes we meet their landlord who has allowed them to live at the Gate House of the Shrove house cocooned from the deceiving outside world and remove all thorns in their way one after the otherNot going deeper into the story One has to read to relish its beauty

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Liza is not your average teenager Sixteen years old she lives with her mother Eve in a secluded gatehouse which she has never been allowed to leave There was only enough room for two in their cocoon; intruders entered at their peril on. Nature or nurture what creates a psychopath The Crocodile Bird is a deep dive into those troubled waters A young mother and her daughter live in isolation in a gate house that is the approach to a gorgeous venerable country estate called the Shrove Eve Beck the mother is as beautiful as she is damaged and her pathology revolves around the Shrove estate She loves her refuge and will never willingly leave it She will go to great lengths to destroy those who threaten her ability to live thereLiza Beck is the voice of the piece she is on the outside looking in and trying to understand her mother and also the world Her mother s retreat from society is purposefully done so that Liza will never be tainted by it Liza learns from her mother a brilliant scholar everything she needs for the intellect but not what she needs to survive in the outside world Liza also sees horrific violence the result of her mother s trauma Liza is a brilliantly constructed character with nuances to her understanding that you don t see coming This is not a mystery You know who does the murders This is about the why


10 thoughts on “The Crocodile Bird

  1. says:

    Nature or nurture what creates a psychopath? The Crocodile Bird is a deep dive into those troubled waters A young mother and her daughter liv

  2. says:

    101 Nights Stories told to a boyfriend by that small bird who picks the teeth of a crocodile and remains unhurt How did it all begin; how did it get so far? Having a mother who is Oxford schooled but now mysteriously is the warden of an old m

  3. says:

    I found this to be a compelling read presented in multiple time frames but all told by a young girl finding her way into the world after what can only be described as a bizarre upbringing it would have been easy to take these elements and create a confusing and unreadable narrative but Rendell's masterful hand kept my confusion w

  4. says:

    One of Rendell’s finest works combining the right mix of thrills with atmosphere The story set in rural England tells the tale of a young girl whose mother has severely sheltered her from all aspects of the world She does not associate with young people her age she does not go to school she rarely accompanies her mother into town

  5. says:

    If you've got mother issues and oh boy have I got them in spades read this book It's about a young girl who has been hidden away by the world by her crazy mum Whenever I get one of my famous Mother's Day migraines I pick up this book and console myself that things could be worse Gloriously written Rendell is the

  6. says:

    Ruth Rendell is not your typical formula crimemystery writer ie Create a flawed detective male or female doesn't matter give him or her a side kick or a love interest or both Create an interesting backdrop Now create a ruthless sadistic killer serial killers and pedophiles being in particular in high demand Now as the bodies pile

  7. says:

    A psychological study of a girl Lizzy growing up in a reclusive situation with her mother Eve The story opens with Lizzy being sent a

  8. says:

    This book has reinforced my belief that Barbara VineRuth Rendell is one of the best psychological mystery writers ever Starting a Vine book is like taking the first bite of a comfort food I am sure that I will be sated and will never be disappointed Recently I have started listening to Barbara Vine audios because the narrators do a wonderful

  9. says:

    Once again I have been overwhelmed by Ruth Rendell's writing skill A master storyteller Rendell is capable of cr

  10. says:

    Ruth Rendell has rarely failed to please me I continue to be astounded by the multitude of psychological and social pathologies with which she