Thursday, June 08, 2017
Rush of Blood by Mark Billingham
Once Angie and Barry, Marina and Dave, and Sue and Ed return to England, they decide to meet for dinner at each other's homes in an attempt to remain friends. The first dinner is at Angie and Barry's home. From the beginning, the disappearance of Amber Marie hangs over them and is a topic of discussion. Everyone is uncomfortable, and as the dinners continue, it is evident that they all have secrets and that they all lied to the Florida detective. As they continue to meet, we get to know each of the couples as individuals and the secrets they hide. When another girl is found dead in England and there are similarities to Amber Marie's killing, a local detective begins to tie the two murders together. The tension ramps up until it explodes!
Mark Billingham's books are character and plot driven, and these standalones can be read quickly.