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Blood Song

Blood Song

Sequel to bestseller Keeper, the duo unravels a case that takes them from Franco's Spain to the corrupt fertility clinics of Sweden.

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ISBN 9781912374816
Barcode 9781912374816
Release Date 9 October 2019 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Gustawsson, Johana
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ISBN-13 9781912374816
ISBN-10 1912374811
Stock Release date is 9 October 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint Orenda Books
Release Date 9 October 2019
International Release Date 19 September 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Gustawsson, Johana
Category General & Literary Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 300
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Spain - Fiction - History - Civil War, 1936-1939, Falkenberg Sweden - Fiction - History - 21st century
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 1000397

Description of this Book

Spain, 1938: The country is wracked by civil war, and as Valencia falls to Franco's brutal dictatorship, Republican Therese witnesses the murders of her family. Captured herself, and sent to the notorious Las Ventas women's prison, gives birth to a daughter who is forcibly taken from her. Falkenberg, Sweden, 2016: A wealthy family is found savagely murdered in their luxurious home. Discovering that her parents have been slaughtered, Alienor Lindbergh, a new recruit to the UK's Scotland Yard, rushes back to Sweden and finds her hometown rocked by the massacre. Profiler Emily Roy joins forces with Alienor and soon finds herself on the trail of a monstrous and prolific killer. Little does she realise that this killer is about to change the life of her colleague, true-crime writer Alexis Castells. Joining forces once again, Roy and Castells' investigation takes them from the Swedish fertility clinics of the present day back to the terror of Franco's rule, and the horrifying events that took place in Spanish orphanages under its rule. Terrifying, vivid and told at a breakneck pace, Blood Song is not only a riveting thriller and an examination of corruption in the fertility industry, but it also pulls back the veil on the atrocities of Spain's dictatorship.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Gustawsson is back after terrifying us with her internationally acclaimed bestseller, Block 46, this time with an equally terrifying story of past and present. . . . Gustawsson captures Victorian London with all its seediness, stench and crime as graphically as Dickens did its poverty and despair. The juxtaposition of the past and present are seamlessly accomplished, in mesmerising, short, incisive chapters. Roy and Castells are terrific original characters, whose longevity is guaranteed, but watch out for new kid on the block, Swedish Detective Karla Hansen. Keeper is a relentless heart-stopping masterpiece, filled with nightmarish situations that will keep you awake long into the dark nights of winter. --New York Journal of Books on Keeper
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Born in Marseille, France, and with a degree in Political Science, Johana Gustawsson has worked as a journalist for the French and Spanish press and television. Her critically acclaimed Roy & Castells series, including Block 46, Keeper and Blood Song, has won the Plume d'Argent, Balai de la decouverte, Balai d'Or and Prix Marseillais du Polar awards. Johana lives in London with her Swedish husband and their three sons.

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