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A Killing of Angels

A KILLING OF ANGELS. Kate Rhodes. Minotaur Books.

Image courtesy of Minotaur/St. Martin's Press.

Image courtesy of Minotaur/St. Martin’s Press.

Scheduled for release on February 25, 2014, A Killing of Angels captures the bare elements of the human psyche in vibrant tones. In essence, this novel serves as the best kind of murder mystery – immersing us in the why behind the death. A Killing of Angels is set in London’s financial district and once again spotlights psychologist Alice Quentin. Here, she teams with detective Don Burns in order to catch the person who’s stalking bankers along Britain’s famous “Square Mile.” That’s the core plot of the story. However, as Quentin delves deeper into the case, she is quickly confronted with a plethora of questions and riddles placing her at the center of a classic war between good and evil. Some prospective readers might ask – OK, so what’s new here? And the answer would be – a lot! In A Killing of Angels, Rhodes has done a laudable job at creating a story that cannot be contained in the pages of a book. Instead, she artfully forces her readers to scrutinize themselves in relation to the motives of the Square Mile Killer as the old adage ‘money is the root of all evil’ echoes on in the background.

by John Aiello


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This entry was posted on February 13, 2014 by in 2014, February 2014, In the Spotlight, Rat On Fiction & Nonfiction and tagged , .
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