Video footage of an apparent murder on a London train thrusts crusading journalist Lydia into a terrifying web of money, politics and power, in sophisticated, shockingly believable contemporary thriller
A witness but no victim. A crime but no crime scene…
When crusading journalist Lydia Wright is sent a video of an apparent murder on a London train, she thinks she’s found the story to revive her career. But she can’t find a victim, much less the killers, and the only witness has disappeared. Wary she’s fallen for fake news, she begins to doubt her instincts – until a sinister call suggests that she’s not the only one interested in the crime.
Michael Stringer deals in information – and doesn’t care which side of the law he finds himself on. But the murder on the train has left him exposed, and now he’ll stop at nothing to discover what Lydia knows.
When their paths collide, Lydia finds the story leads through a nightmare world, where money, power and politics intersect … and information is the only thing more dangerous than a bullet.
A nerve-shattering and brutally realistic thriller, Blood Red City bursts with energy and grit from the opening page, twisting and feinting to a superb, unexpected ending that will leave you breathless.
Keeping the secret could cost your life. Telling the secret could cost you everything.
Blood Red City is available in ebook now and in paperback on the 23td July 2020. You can purchase or pre-order your copy using the link below.
Blood Red City is another fantastic, action packed, tense read from this talented author. This book drew me in from the start with its unexpectedly shocking opening and the action in the book never really let’s up throughout the book.
The two main characters were absolutely fantastic creations and I enjoyed following them throughout the book. Lydia was a fantastic main character who is incredibly stubborn and determined to succeed. She seemed very good at her job as she had a natural ability to sniff out a story. Michael was a particularly intriguing character as I wasn’t sure if he was on Lydia’s side of not. He seemed very clever and just oozed danger which made me wonder what Lydia was getting herself into. I kept wishing I could warn her somehow, though I doubt it would have put her off.
The story is very fast paced with lots of twists and turns that ensured I keep reading. The author slowly peels back the layers of the story letting the reader see what is going on, while also increasing the tension in the book so that I found myself reading faster and faster. The ending was very exciting and I loved the little hint of what is to come.
Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Orenda for my copy of this book.
About The Author:
Rod Reynolds is the author of four novels, including the Charlie Yates series. His 2015 debut, The Dark Inside, was longlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger, and was followed by Black Night Falling and Cold Desert Sky; the Guardian has called the books “Pitch-perfect American noir.”