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 ask psychologist Alice Quentin to re-examine the case.
But then an elderly priest is attacked in Battersea, his body washed up at Westminster Pier. An ancient glass bead is tied to his wrist.
The river has always demanded sacrifices, and now it seems a killer believes it's calling out for more.
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 drown...
This is the first book that I have read by this Author. I didn't however feel that I was missing some pieces whilst reading this one. It worked well as a standalone. I am however now intrigued enough to go back and read the others in the series. I can't believe that I have missed them until now.
I loved the pace of the story and the suspense that was driven throughout. I found the actual crime a bit different to the ones in books I usually read and I most certainly didn't guess the killer until the last page had turned.
I loved the fact that the book was set in London, it made it feel a bit more real to me as I could identify the places and imagine the events happening there.
Alice Quentin was a bit of a revelation to me. I really liked her character, she does a fantastic job whilst having problems of her own. I loved her independence and her enthusiasm for wanting to catch the killer.
Gruesome in places, and yet very real. This book is such a page turner, I couldn't wait to finish it so that all of the pieces came together. Now I am off to get the images of Jude in her hospital bed out of my head.
About the Author:
Kate was born in London and works full time as a Writer. River of Souls is the fourth book in the Alice Quentin Series. The others are, Crossbones Yard, A Killing of Angels and The Winter Foundlings.
Visit her website at http://katerhodes.org or follow her on Twitter @K_RhodesWriter.
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