Blood Symmetry Kate Rhodes

515872gyxUL._AC_US160_Pub: Mulholland Books

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.


With an horrific start Kate Rhodes gives the reader a splendid tale of fiction littered with a factual theme.

From the first page I loved Alice Quentin and I quickly became emotionally involved with Mikey.

The intensity of this fabulous tale builds with it’s momentum and my deduction of what happens, like most of Alice and Burns fascinating case of  blood, revenge and ultimately murder, was purely guesswork.Kate Rhodes does not make it easy for you.

Not so much a twisty novel, Blood Symmetry is a pacy read, that is brilliantly researched, I was utterly gripped and while this book is a work of fiction I could understand the thoughts and feelings of the villains of the story. Not all killers and vengeful characters do so just to satisfy a deep and dangerous lust for blood, and Kate manages to get inside the mind of her ‘terminators’ and makes them and their cause human.

I loved this novel. It is one that is enjoyable to read and is also very convincing.

I am going to read her other Quentin tales in order to get the back story of Alice, and I can’t wait for future reads to see where this complex and engaging lady ends up.



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