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Bad Blood

by E.O. Chirovici

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Thriller and Suspense

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A corkscrewing, fascinating, beautifully eloquent crime mystery. Psychologist and hypnotist James Cobb is asked to help a dying man who 40 years ago woke in a hotel room to find a dead body and no memory of what had happened. As he sinks deeper into the past searching for answers, Cobb finds his own history haunting his present. I was already fascinated by the synopsis, the prologue fully captured my attention and refused to let it go. The further I read the more question marks floated into my mind and took up residence. I felt unsettled as thoughts popped and sparked around me, making me consider and ponder possibilities. E. O. Chirovici writes with a provocative, thoughtful and undeniably elegant pen. I loved where this book took me, how it made me think. ‘Bad Blood’ is compelling, unusual, and full of surprises which left a searing imprint on my mind, and so I thoroughly recommend this fabulous read. 

Liz Robinson

Bad Blood Synopsis

You can't trust your own memories. You can't trust other people's. So how do you know what really happened that night? One rainy night in New York, psychologist James Cobb gives a talk on the art of recovering lost memories. Afterwards, he's approached by a stranger: a dying man who, forty years ago, woke up in a hotel room with a murdered woman, and no memory at all of what happened. Now, he needs to know whether he was an innocent bystander - or a killer. Intrigued, James begins to unpick the tangled threads of this decades-old mystery. But everyone involved has a different story to tell, and every fact he uncovers has another interpretation. As his interest becomes an obsession, and secrets from his own past start to surface, he begins to suspect that someone has buried the truth deep enough to hide it forever. For fans of Joel Dicker, Peter Swanson and SJ Watson, Bad Blood tells a gripping story of memory, motives, and how little we really know about ourselves.

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Bad Blood Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

This book will have you doubting your own memories. Full review

Carol Peace

Can someone's memory hold the truth to an event that happened forty years earlier in a Paris hotel room? Can anyone's memory be relied upon? Full review

Helen Lowry

An intriguing exploration in search of the truth hidden in the past. What people remember isn't always a guarantee of the truth! Full review

Julie Watkin

A brilliant mystery thriller that will keep you confused and intrigued until the clever conclusion. Full review

Rebecca Cockeram

This was a fun, thrilling read with one surprise after another, with nobody being what they seemed, and everybody with more than their share of secrets. Full review

Sabine Little

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ISBN: 9781788160636
Publication date: 12/07/2018
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781788160636
Publication date: 12th July 2018
Author: E.O. Chirovici
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 256 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About E.O. Chirovici

E.O. Chirovici has had a prestigious and varied career in the Romanian media and has also published novels and short stories in his native language. His first book in the English language, The Book of Mirrors, was published in January 2017. He lives in Brussels with his wife.

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