Monday, October 12, 2015

Book Review: The Girl in the River by Kate Rhodes


Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Witness Impuse, via Edelweiss, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it


 The Girl in the River cover

Synopsis:

Jude Shelley, daughter of a prominent cabinet minister, had her whole life ahead of her until she was attacked and left to drown in the Thames. Miraculously, she survived. A year later, her family is now asking psychologist Alice Quentin to re-examine the case.
But then a body is found: an elderly priest, attacked in Battersea, washed up at Westminster Pier. An ancient glass bead is tied to his wrist.
Alice is certain that Jude and her family are hiding something, but unless she can persuade them to share what they know, more victims will come.
Because the Thames has always been a site of sacrifice and death.
And Alice is about to learn that some people still believe in it…

Review:

This is the first book in this series that I had read (the 4th in the series), but it won't be my last! Alice is a strong character, facing her own issues, as she realizes she likes working with law enforcement, and solving the puzzles of crimes, more than she likes private practice. The book is interesting in that gives the reader a different perspective on crime solving for cold cases. Rhodes will have you swinging back and forth as to who the suspect was from the cold case, and then is that suspect the same for current crimes. This is a smart book, but a true page turner and one that will make you want to go back and read the 3 previous novels in the series! If you love mysteries, check this one out!

Note: This book is also known as RIVER OF SOULS, on the other side of the pond. The 5th book in the series, BLOOD SYMMETRY will be coming out in 2016.


About the Author:

Kate Rhodes is the author of three previous Alice Quentin novels, Crossbones Yard, A Killing of Angels and The Winter Foundlings, as well as 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. Check out her website for more info!

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