THE GRIPPING LOCKED-ISLAND MYSTERY # 4 'Clever, atmospheric and compelling, it's another masterclass in plotting' WOMAN'S WEEKLY 'Rhodes is a published poet and every one of her sentences sings' FINANCIAL TIMESWITH A KILLER ON THE LOOSE As the scorching summer sun beats down on St Mary's in the Isles of Scilly, DI Ben Kitto and his team are training for the annual Swimathon, until they discover a body hanging from Pulpit Rock, dressed in a bridal gown. ON A TINY ISLAND An obsessive killer is hunting for female victims. Kitto has no choice but to stop anyone leaving St Mary's, but soon another woman is attacked. EVERYONE IS A SUSPECT The killer must be a trusted member of the community. Kitto's investigation is being watched closely, the killer always one step ahead, as the next victim is chosen . . . NO ONE IS SAFE PRAISE FOR KATE RHODES: 'Gripping, clever and impossible to put down. I've been a Kate Rhodes fan for years and in Ben Kitto she has created a detective who is just as complex and compelling as Kate's elegant plotting and stunning prose. The claustrophobia and paranoia of the island are so brilliant evoked, I could almost feel the tide encroaching as time ran out to find the killer' ERIN KELLY 'Absorbing and complex, Hell Bay kept me guessing until the final pages' RACHEL ABBOTT 'A vividly realised protagonist whose complex and harrowing history rivals the central crime storyline' SOPHIE HANNAH 'Beautifully written and expertly plotted; this is a masterclass' GUARDIAN 'Expertly weaves a sense of place and character into a tense and intriguing story' METRO 'Rhodes does a superb job of balancing a portrayal of a tiny community oppressed by secrets with an uplifting evocation of setting' Jake Kerridge, SUNDAY EXPRESS 'The whole book tingles with tension. I hope it does for the Scilly Isles what Ann Cleeves did for Shetland' MEL MCGRATH 'I love reading Kate's books in the way I love reading Sophie Hannah - a poet writing crime fiction is a great thing . . . It is at once a locked-room mystery, a story of the returning hero, and an examination of fear and abuse. It has the air of a twenty-first century Agatha Christie' JULIA CROUCH; 416 pages; Published: 15/04/2021
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