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‘Will leave you guessing until the end’ BELLA

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

We couldn’t put it down!BEST

THEIR CRIMES RUN DEEP . . .

Jude Shelley, the daughter of a prominent cabinet minister, was assaulted and left for dead in the river Thames. Her attacker was never caught. A year later, forensic psychologist Alice Quentin is asked to re-examine the case.

Then another body is found: an elderly priest, washed up at Westminster Pier. An ancient glass bead is tied to his wrist.

Alice is certain that the Shelleys are hiding something – and that there will be more victims unless she can persuade them to share what they know . . .

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

‘I have followed the Alice Quentin series from the first, and Rhodes gets better and better.’ 5*

‘Brilliant book, gripping from start to finish. Read it in two days!’ 5*

‘Kate Rhodes manages to cast a magical spell on that reader that leaves you eager for more’ 5*

‘The whole series is a class act. Go and read this now!’ 5*

‘Wow, wow, wow Kate Rhodes is back with a bang with her fourth Alice Quentin novel’ 5*

Reviews

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>
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
Psychological thriller writing at its best - an evocative read which draws you in and holds your attention all the way
Crime Review
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
Fast paced and harrowing, this gripping novel will leave you guessing until the end
Bella
Praise for Kate Rhodes
.
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
Psychological thriller writing at its best - an evocative read which draws you in and holds your attention all the way
Crime Review
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