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A Line of Blood Paperback – 20 July 2015

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins GB (20 July 2015)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 432 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0007569599
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0007569595
  • Dimensions : 12.9 x 2.7 x 19.8 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 was born in Glasgow and grew up in Edinburgh, but left Scotland when he was eighteen. He studied languages at Cambridge, then worked for many years in film and television in London.

In 1998, after working a forty-eight-hour shift, he went for a drink at the Coach and Horses in Soho and met the woman he would go on to marry. Similarities to the characters in A Line of Blood end there.

Ben now lives in Oslo with his wife and their two sons. He is a columnist for Aftenposten, Norway's leading quality daily newspaper.

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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Dark, different and a bit quirky
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Pollmeister
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story with great cast of characters
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 June 2016
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sharon
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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