A Rush of Blood (Hardback)David Mark (author)
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When her friend Meda fails to turn up for dance class one evening, 10-year-old Hilda is convinced that something bad has happened to her, despite Meda's family's reassurances. Unable to shake off her concerns, Hilda turns to her mother, Molly, for help. Molly runs the Jolly Bonnet, a pub with links to the Whitechapel murders of a century before and a meeting place for an assortment of eccentrics drawn to its warm embrace. Among them is Lottie. Pathologist by day, vlogger by night, Lottie enlists the help of her army of online fans - and uncovers evidence that Meda isn't the first young girl to go missing.
But Molly and Lottie's investigations attract unwelcome attention. Two worlds are about to collide in a terrifying game of cat and mouse played out on the rain-lashed streets of London's East End, a historic neighbourhood that has run red with the blood of innocents for centuries.
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 415 g
Dimensions: 225 x 145 x 24 mm
Don't expect a happy ending in this twisty, chilling tale * Kirkus Reviews *
The story as a whole is deftly presented and shows exactly why David Mark is being recognized as a writer of complicated and frightening plots. A Rush of Blood may be his most intriguing novel yet * New York Journal of Books *
Complex and frightening ... Mark is writing at the top of his game * Publishers Weekly Starred Review of The Mausoleum *
A stand-alone psychological thriller, character-driven but with plenty of bizarre twists, that's sure to please fans of Catriona McPherson * Kirkus Reviews on The Mausoleum *
Deft writing, a plot filled with strange and unexpected twists, vivid characters, and a constant feeling of foreboding make this a gripping and unusual read * Booklist on The Mausoleum *
Mark proves once again that he can handle the darkest of plots, always with a jolt of black humor, putting him on the level of ... Denise Mina, Val McDermid and Peter Robinson * Library Journal on Cruel Mercy *
Strong prose, intriguing characters, and high tension make this a standout * Publishers Weekly on Dead Pretty *
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“A dark, horror imbued read with some sexy and warm, life affirming moments to pierce the darkness.”
I’m rather a fan off David Mark’s writing. The Zealot’s Bones was a stand-out book of 2017, that did not get the recognition it deserved. The Mausoleum, another stand-alone novel, was a beautifully conceived and well... More
“Suspense, horror & a touch of the supernatural”
Man, talk about great timing. If you’re looking for something to get you in the mood for Hallowe’en, look no further.
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“Creepy Taken To New Height”
This was quite a departure from what I expected of this author. He's known for his crime fiction, but A RUSH OF BLOOD is dark and based in horror. He has taken the creep factor to new heights.
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