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The Winter Foundlings by Kate Rhodes

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A creepy, psychological thriller, a lesson on the effects of strong minds influencing weaker ones. Alice Quentin takes a break from her job and takes a post in a North London hospital prison for the criminally insane. Young girls go missing and when the body of one turns up it looks like a copycat murder of a killer who has been in Alice’s hospital for ten years. Alice believes he can help her solve the new, terrible kidnappings which increase at an alarming rate. What transpires is truly terrifying with a conclusion you really do not have any clues for.

If you like Kate Rhodes you might also like to read books by Val McDermid, Nicci French and Thomas Harris.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. A young girl is discovered lying on the steps of the Foundling Museum, dressed completely in white. Four girls have gone missing in North London, with three already discovered dead. But the killer cannot be Britain’s most prolific child murderer Louis Kinsella, who has been securely locked in Northwood high security hospital for ten years. However, people are dying, and it is up to psychologist Alice Quentin to find out why. Powerful psychological crime writing.
~ The Good Book Guide


The Winter Foundlings by Kate Rhodes

Ella Williams is ten years old. She loves her granddad and her sister and her shiny new red shoes. She's just been abducted by a killer - someone who kidnaps young girls, holds them for a few weeks then returns their bodies clothed in white foundling dresses. The crimes are clearly linked to notorious child murderer Louis Kinsella, locked away in a high-security hospital. Is it a copycat? Or is he giving someone direct orders from behind bars? To save Ella's life, psychologist Alice Quentin must form a relationship with Kinsella. But he is slow to give up his secrets, and all the while, time is running out...


'An enjoyably scary chiller Sunday Mirror An exciting story, very well told' Literary Review

'One of the most absorbing books I've read in a long time. Alice Quentin is such a warm character - unique, yet very real. I loved the sense of menace too - perfectly thrilling.' -- Mel Sherratt, author of Taunting the Dead

'One of those books that leaves the reader wanting more. The life of each character is so vividly painted that even those in minor roles become intriguing, and the pace never slackens from the first page to the last.' -- Rachel Abbott, author of Only the Innocent

About the Author

Kate Rhodes

Kate Rhodes was born in London. She completed a doctorate in American literature, then taught English at universities in Britain and the United States. She has published two collections of poetry, Reversal and The Alice Trap, and her writing has won a number of awards and been shortlisted for prizes including the Forward Prize. She currently works as an educational consultant, and lives in Cambridge with her husband, a writer and film maker.

Author photo © Geoff Buono

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15th January 2015


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Mulholland Books an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division


368 pages


Crime / Mystery
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