Wednesday, 10 July 2013

CRIME THRILLER REVIEW: A Killing of Angels - Kate Rhodes

Release Date: 04/07/13
Publisher:  Mulholland

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 Tube. 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.


Kate is one of those authors who surprised me last year with her debut crime release and whilst a debut introduces you to the public, it’s often said that it’s the second book that makes or breaks you as you have to not only meet a deadline but keep the same quality that brought the new readers to you.

What this book by Kate does is build upon the success of the first. The prose is sharp, the arc wonderful with cracking misdirection as well as characters that the reader just wants to spend time with. All round a cracking book and one that I really have enjoyed to the max. Can’t wait to see what Kate hits back with next.

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