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The Island: A gripping new emotional psychological crime thriller with a difference Paperback – 24 May 2021

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins GB (24 May 2021)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 432 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 000756967X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0007569670
  • Dimensions : 12.9 x 2.74 x 19.8 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 14 ratings

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‘McPherson is a beautiful writer whose voice is intense and intelligent. This exploration of the ever-expanding destructive effects of bad ideas is emotional, painful and utterly memorable’ Alex Marwood, bestselling author of The Wicked Girls

Praise for Ben McPherson:

‘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

‘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

‘A chilling and compelling read, beautifully written…’ Renée Knight, bestselling author of Disclaimer

‘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, author of The Magpies

‘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, bestselling author of the Kovac & Liska series

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

‘A hugely impressive debut, well written and psychologically acute; a devastating depiction of a family tearing itself apart’ Paul Johnston, author of the Matt Wells thriller series

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A gripping new emotional psychological crime thriller with a difference

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5.0 out of 5 stars It is brilliantly and sensitively written
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding book if you get past the first chapter with some extreme violence
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5.0 out of 5 stars Leaves you guessing
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