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Rush of Blood by Mark Billingham
  

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Shortlisted for the 2013 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.

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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Synopsis

Rush of Blood by Mark Billingham

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?

About the Author

Mark Billingham

Mark Billingham has been awarded the 2003 Sherlock Award as the creator of the Best Detective created by a British writer and has twice won the Theakston's Old Peculier prize for best novel of the year. He lives in North London with his family.

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Publication date

25th April 2013

Author

Mark Billingham

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www.markbillingham.com/

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Publisher

Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780751544039

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