Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Blood Symmetry by Kate Rhodes

Blood Symmetry
By Kate Rhodes
Published by Mulholland Books (14 July 2016)
ISBN: 978-1444785616

Publisher's description
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.

My verdict
Kate Rhodes' Alice Quentin series gets better and better. And reading Blood Symmetry felt like coming back to an old friend, comforting and familiar, as I've read most of this series - the only one I haven't read is the very first book, simply because I discovered this series at a later date.

Blood Symmetry is intriguing and fascinating. It's based on fact - the author's own family experiences - and this certainly shows in the compassionate writing, as well as the well-researched background to the plot. As I've written in reviews about this series in the past, I love the familiar London setting too.

The plot is dark and chilled me to the bone. What seemed initially to be a one-off kidnapping turned out to be one of a series of abductions and killings, all linked by blood and revenge. As a health journalist, I love medical thrillers, and this certainly was a brilliant page turner. I couldn't put it down!

I received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for an honest review.

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