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Rush of Blood

Fiction: Mystery
Unabridged   9.75 hour(s)
Publication date: 02/07/2017

Rush of Blood

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Audio CD ISBN:9781681684130
Digital Download ISBN:9781681684147


In the standalone novel Rush of Blood, internationally bestselling author Mark Billingham puts a sinister twist on a deceptively innocent topic: the beach vacation.

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Product Description

Perfect strangers. A perfect holiday. The perfect murder.

Three British couples meet around the pool on their Florida holiday and become fast friends. But on Easter Sunday, the last day of their vacation, tragedy strikes: the fourteen-year-old daughter of an American vacationer goes missing, and her body is later found floating in the mangroves. When the shocked couples return home to the U.K., 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 unusual kinks and unpleasant vices. Then, a second girl goes missing, in Kent—not far from where any of the couples lives. Could it be that one of these six has a secret far darker than anybody can imagine?

Ambitiously plotted and laced with dark humor, Rush of Blood is a first-rate suspense novel about the danger of making new friends in seemingly sunny places.


"The narration by Toby Longworth is sharp; he gives the characters distinct voices and personalities." —Library Journal Audio Review

"Think 'murder mystery' but with an added dose of British flavor, friendship, and the evolution of a process nobody can stop, all spiced by Toby Longworth's evocative voice." —Donovan's Literary Services

"It’s maddening, the way Billingham keeps us in suspense, cringing from each character while keeping watch as if our own lives depended on it — but we wouldn’t want it any other way." —New York Times

“The twists and turns are smart and original, but more than that, Billingham is one of a handful of authors whose words flow as smoothly as his plot.” —Sunday Express

"Billingham is brilliant with both characters and narrative and he’s at his very best in this very sad tale of love and loss.” —Globe & Mail

"The suspense is expertly built and the resolution of the mystery is unexpected and deeply chilling, the perfect ending to an extremely gripping book.” —Daily Express

“Another well-crafted, suspenseful thriller from Billingham, with a chilling reveal.” —Killing Time Crime

Author Bio

Mark Billingham has twice won the Theakston's Old Peculier Award for Best Crime Novel and also won the Sherlock Award for the best detective created by a British writer. His books have been translated into twenty-five languages and have sold over four million copies. He lives in London.