Jude Shelley, daughter of a prominent cabinet minister, had her whole life ahead of her until she was attacked and left to drown in the Thames. Miraculously, she survived.
A year later, her family ask psychologist Alice Quentin to re-examine the case. This starts off a whole series of murders down by the river.
Some of this is hard to read, especially the descriptions of what is done to the victims. This is because the descriptions are so good that you can see the faces in your mind’s eye.
It is a very well worked plot that has you thinking it was one character who’s doing it, then another. The characters are well-written, they are shown as both believable and fallible. Many secrets come to the fore, from both suspects and detectives. Brilliant ending.
I certainly won’t be walking down by the Thames at night on my own!
I will be reading the other books involving Alice though.
Reserve River of Souls