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‘An excellent read’ RACHEL ABBOTT

‘Like Nicci French, Kate Rhodes excels at character, pace and sense of place.’ ERIN KELLY

‘The pace never lets up in Kate Rhodes’ latest thriller’ TAMAR COHEN

‘A riveting read’ ALEX MARWOOD

Clare Riordan and her son Mikey are abducted from Clapham Common early one morning. Hours later, the boy is found wandering disorientated. Soon after, a pack of Clare’s blood is left on a doorstep in the heart of the City of London.

Alice Quentin is brought in to help the traumatised child uncover his memories – which might lead them to his mother’s captors. But she swiftly realises Clare is not the first victim… nor will she be the last.

The killers are driven by a desire for revenge… and in the end, it will all come down to blood.

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

‘I found myself reading long into the night – absolutely loved it!’ 5*

‘Such an imagination! I was captivated by the suspense in this story’ 5*

‘A fast paced story line with numerous possibilities as to the killers, keeps you guessing til the end’ 5*

‘I LOVE this series. I will make it my mission to get everyone to read it’ 5*

‘The story was so fresh and utterly different with characters and a plot that you really have deep feelings for’ 5*

‘Kate Rhodes just gets better and better’ 5*

Reviews

Alice is a vividly realised protagonist whose complex and harrowing history rivals the central crime storyline
Sophie Hannah, Sunday Express
Alice Quentin is such a warm character - unique, yet very real. I loved the sense of menace too - perfectly thrilling.
Mel Sherratt, author of <i>Taunting the Dead</i>
One of those books that leaves the reader wanting more. The life of each character is so vividly painted that even those in minor roles become intriguing, and the pace never slackens from the first page to the last.
Rachel Abbott, author of <i>Only the Innocent</i>
Kate Rhodes is the queen of atmospheric suspense.
Gumshoe Reviews
Fast paced and harrowing, this gripping novel will leave you guessing until the end
Bella
Praise for Kate Rhodes
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Great twists, turns and surprises
Sun
Alice is a vividly realised protagonist whose complex and harrowing history rivals the central crime storyline
Sophie Hannah, Daily Express
A pacy psychological thriller that makes good use of its London setting
Laura Wilson, Guardian
A fast-moving, entertaining mix of sex, suspense and serial killings
Washington Post
Quentin is one of a cast of really believable and entertaining characters and both the plot and the writing keep one thoroughly engaged throughout
Daily Mail
Like Nicci French, Kate Rhodes excels at character, pace and sense of place
Erin Kelly, author of <i>The Poison Tree</i>
A terrific new heroine on the block
Woman & Home
One of the most absorbing books I've read in a long time. Alice Quentin is such a warm character - unique, yet very real. I loved the sense of menace too - perfectly thrilling.
Mel Sherratt
An enjoyably scary chiller
Sunday Mirror
Atmospheric and suspenseful
The Lady
The plot has more twists and turns than the path of the legendary river and flows along just as swiftly. We couldn't put it down!
Best Magazine
Alice is a wonderfully rounded female protagonist who is vividly written, emotionally accessible and strong. Peppered with false trails, the reader is guessing the killer's identity right up to the last minute. This is a bone chilling read that will grip you from beginning to end
Express
A pacy, finely crafted plot, and the central idea of tainted blood is fantastically well threaded into the story. More than anything, it is written with heart
Alison Joseph
An original and exciting story made all the more disturbing by the fact that the underlying premise is based on real events. An excellent read.
Rachel Abbott
The pace never lets up in Kate Rhodes' latest thriller - and neither does the blood! A fast and at times gruesome read made doubly compelling for having its basis in fact.
Tamar Cohen
Rhodes goes from strength to strength with this acute reminder of how bureaucratic neglect produced mass tragedy. A fast-paced, riveting read.
Alex Marwood
Excellent...based on a true, fascinating and shocking story
Literary Review
A pacy yet emotionally involving thriller, with an authentic and nuanced heroine in psychologist Alice Quentin: Kate Rhodes' latest is a terrific read.
Anya Lipska
A pacy, finely crafted plot, and the central idea of tainted blood is fantastically well threaded into the story. More than anything, it is written with heart
Alison Joseph
An original and exciting story made all the more disturbing by the fact that the underlying premise is based on real events. An excellent read.
Rachel Abbott
The pace never lets up in Kate Rhodes' latest thriller - and neither does the blood! A fast and at times gruesome read made doubly compelling for having its basis in fact.
Tamar Cohen
Rhodes goes from strength to strength with this acute reminder of how bureaucratic neglect produced mass tragedy. A fast-paced, riveting read.
Alex Marwood
Excellent...based on a true, fascinating and shocking story
Literary Review