on Tour July 11 - August 20, 2016
ABOUT THE BOOK -
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 container of Clare's blood is left on a doorstep in the heart of London.
Psychologist Alice Quentin is brought in to help the traumatized child uncover his memories, with the hope that it might lead the authorities to his mother's captors. But Alice swiftly realizes Clare is not the first victim… nor will she be the last.
The killers are desperate for revenge… and in the end, it will all come down to blood.
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Genre: Thrillers, Crime
Published by: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: July 12, 2016
Number of Pages: 368
ISBN: 1444785605 (ISBN13: 9781444785609)
Series:Alice Quentin #5
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Author Bio:Kate Rhodes is the author of four previous Alice Quentin novels, Crossbones Yard, A Killing of Angels, and The Winter Foundlings. She is also the author of two collections of poetry, Reversal and The Alice Trap. She writes full-time now, and lives in Cambridge with her husband, a writer and film-maker.
MY THOUGHTS -
A Very intense book! I really like medical mysteries and medical dramas so this one fit perfectly with my tastes. There was a lot going on and a lot of characters, but it didn't feel overloaded. It kept it interesting and there was a lot of emphasis on the main characters so you didn't feel lost.
Great character development. I liked Alice. I understood her, I got her. Her character was believable to me. I thought that the fact that she is holding back on a relationship is whats right for her and I respected her for that. I also liked Detective Don Burns, Alice's "love interest" of sorts. But I really loved Mikey! He was the child who witnessed his mom being abducted. Even though he became a selective mute, I really felt his character. He didn't need to talk for me to fall in love with him.
The plot idea behind this story was very interesting. It is based on fact - the tainted blood scandal of the 1970's. I love reading books that even though they are fiction - they could be true in a way. Kate's descriptions of everything (the torture etc.) while not for the faint of heart at times - I loved it! It made it more real, like I was watching a movie.
I had no idea Kate Rhodes had written so many books! This is my first one. I am also going to be reviewing "The Girl in the River" soon. Kate knows how to write edge-of-your seat stories and I am looking forward to reading more!
Thank you Partners in Crime for sending me this book for my honest review!