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Rush of Blood | Paperback

Released on 25 April 2013

Author: Mark Billingham | Format: Paperback

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Perfect strangers. A perfect holiday. The perfect murder...Three couples meet around the pool on their Florida holiday and become fast friends. But on their last night, their perfect holiday takes a tragic twist: the teenage daughter of another holidaymaker goes missing, and her body is later found floating in the mangroves. When the shocked couples return home, they remain in contact, and over the course of three increasingly fraught dinner parties they come to know one another better. But they don't always like what they find: buried beneath these apparently normal exteriors are some dark secrets, hidden kinks, ugly vices...Then, a second girl goes missing. Could it be that one of these six has a secret far darker than anybody can imagine? A brilliantly plotted, utterly gripping thriller about the danger of making friends on holiday, Rush of Blood is Mark Billingham's most ambitious and accomplished work to date.

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| | See all Justoverfifty's reviews (11)

Was an avid fan of this author.The last book was a bit,iffyand,didn't compare to any of the others.I thought I'd give it one more go for a holiday read.Very disappointed in the tame,predictable storyline.Definately won't be buying any more Billingham books.

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| | See all mrhappy1977's reviews (13)

I had to write a review on this book after reading the last review posted with 1 star.
I own and have read all of Mark Billinghams book and am a massive fan of the Thorne detective series,(if you haven't discovered these yet you will need to start with "Sleepyhead"(which is one of the best crime thrillers ever written).
Anyway, with reference to "Rush of Blood" (which is not a "Thorne" novel), Mark has put together a completely new set of caricatures, and placed them in a scenario any couple on holiday could find themselves in.....this for me is what draws you in.
One thing I would like to get across is the way MB writes. He keeps the pace high as he doesn't over describe....everything. He lets you use your imagination to fill in the blanks. So where a S King would painstakingly describe a caricature and a room over half a chapter, MB would give your 4 or 5 features and let you fill in the blanks. This enables him to paint a more detailed picture of the plot and, for me, the caricatures become more real. I hope my review helps.

AuthorMark Billingham
PublisherLittle, Brown Book Group (GB)
FormatPaperback - 480 Pages