on Tour July 11 - August 20, 2016
Synopsis: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.
Book Details:Genre: Thrillers, Crime
Published by: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: July 12, 2016
Number of Pages: 368
ISBN: 1444785605 (ISBN13: 9781444785609)
Series: Alice Quentin #5
Review: Although this is the fifth in the series, it is very easily read as a standalone novel. Most references to things in the past are fairly well explained, and I never felt lost or confused at all.
This story is based on fact, using real life experiences of people who received tainted blood transfusions in the 1970s and 1980s (I personally had a friend who died for that very reason). I can almost understand someone wanting to take matters into their own hands and exact revenge/justice on those they held responsible.
If you are someone who gets squeamish reading about blood, then you might want to skip this book. There is a LOT of blood/bleeding involved throughout. Other than that, however, the story is very well written and keeps you in the grips of emotion.
I found Alice to be a very likable character, and particularly enjoyed her interactions with Mikey Riordan. When she finally reaches a breakthrough moment with him, it leads to some excitement in the storyline, but the situation is still far from resolved. The entire book holds surprisng twists, and often has you wandering off in exactly the wrong direction in terms of solving things. I found it a wonderful read, and hope to read more of this series in the future.
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**
Rating: Four stars