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A Line of Blood Hardcover – 23 March 2015

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins - GB (23 March 2015)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 416 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0007569564
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0007569564
  • Dimensions : 16.2 x 3.8 x 24.3 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.9 out of 5 stars 108 ratings

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‘I read this in one sitting, gripped from the opening page by the twisty plot and a family so damaged I couldn't bear to leave them’ Clare Mackintosh, author of I LET YOU GO

‘Ben McPherson has a very distinctive voice, and A LINE OF BLOOD is cleverly put together’ Val McDermid

‘McPherson displays a rare skill for creating characters with depth in a world that is splintering around them’ Daily Mail

‘A chilling and compelling read, beautifully written…’
Renee Knight, bestselling author of DISCLAIMER

‘Gripping from the get-go, A LINE OF BLOOD will have readers wondering what they might be capable of in the face of the terrible isolation of self within a family running off the rails’ Tami Hoag #1 New York Times bestselling author of COLD COLD HEART

‘It is both an extraordinary novel and thriller, and brilliantly written’ Claire Kendal, bestselling author of THE BOOK OF YOU

‘A beautifully-written psychological thriller’ Mark Edwards

‘A tense, touching, smartly written thriller with a very clever twist. McPherson is an impressive new voice’ Tim Lott

‘A hugely impressive debut, well written and psychologically acute; a devastating depiction of a family tearing itself apart’ Paul Johnston

About the Author

Ben McPherson is a television producer, director, and writer. He studied Modern Languages at King’s College, Cambridge, and worked for many years in film and television production. From 1998 to 2007 he was a director and producer for the BBC.In 1998 Ben met the woman he would go on to marry at the Coach and Horses in Soho. Similarities to the characters in his debut novel, A Line of Blood, end there.

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Ferry Felts
5.0 out of 5 stars Absorbing read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 April 2015
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story with great cast of characters
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3.0 out of 5 stars Uncomfortable exploration of family relationships and dynamics
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 October 2015
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Susan Hampson
5.0 out of 5 stars A chilling story that made my blood run cold
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 October 2015
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