Alice Quentin returns to tackle a series of murders in the Square Mile, in the thrilling sequel to Crossbones Yard.
The first death looked like a suicide. But someone had tucked a picture of an angel and a handful of white feathers into the banker's pocket - before pushing him in front of a train. A killer is stalking the Square Mile, an avenging angel intent on punishment. But why these victims? What were their sins?
Psychologist Alice Quentin swore she'd never get involved with police work again. Her duty is to the living, not the dead. But she owes detective Don Burns a favour, and when he comes begging for help, how can she refuse?
In order to find the murderer, Alice and Don must dig deep into the toxic heart of the City. A place where money means more than life, and no one can be counted innocent.
Praise for Kate Rhodes - .
Great twists, turns and surprises. - Sun
Alice is a vividly realised protagonist whose complex and harrowing history rivals the central crime storyline. - Sunday Express - Sophie Hannah
An utterly brilliant, exhilarating read. - Elizabeth Haynes, author of In the Darkest Corner
A pacy psychological thriller that makes good use of its London setting. - Guardian - Laura Wilson
A fast-moving, entertaining mix of sex, suspense and serial killings. - Washington Post
Quentin is one of a cast of really believable and entertaining characters and both the plot and the writing keep one thoroughly engaged throughout. - Daily Mail
Like Nicci French, Kate Rhodes excels at character, pace and sense of place. - Erin Kelly, author of The Poison Tree
Kate Rhodes was born in London. She has worked as a teacher and university lecturer, and now writes full-time.
Kate began her writing career as a poet, publishing two prizewinning collections. She has held a Hawthornden fellowship and been shortlisted for Forward and Bridport Prizes. She has written five novels in the Alice Quentin series, CROSSBONES YARD, A KILLING OF ANGELS, THE WINTER FOUNDLINGS, RIVER OF SOULS and BLOOD SYMMETRY, the first of which was selected by Val McDermid for the Harrogate Crime festival's New Blood panel championing new crime writers. In 2014 Kate Rhodes won the Ruth Rendell Short Story Award, sponsored by the charity InterAct.
Visit her website at http://katerhodes.org or follow her on Twitter @K_RhodesWriter.