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Blood Rites

Detective Kelly Porter, Book 6
Narrated by: Clare Kissane
Series: Detective Kelly Porter, Book 6
Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
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DI Kelly Porter is about to discover just how dark things can get in the Lake District.

When a young woman is found unclothed, unspeaking at an ancient stone circle it's not clear if any crime has been committed. DI Kelly Porter and her team start looking into the circumstances, but the mystery girl disappears.

Soon after, a brutal murder is committed and sinister markings at the scene indicate that the killer had a message. The investigation reveals that in the beautiful Lake District there are those who believe in ancient ways, and within those circles old resentments are spilling over into terrible violence.

Kelly has all the pieces to solve the puzzle, but to put them together she must confront a figure from her past: One who nearly destroyed all that she holds dear. Will she avoid the same fate this time, or can the killer stay one step ahead of her to the bitter end?

A captivating and atmospheric detective novel from a rising star in British crime fiction, perfect for fans of Patricia Gibney and Cara Hunter.

©2019 Rachel Lynch (P)2020 Rachel Lynch

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Kelly loses the plot

i enjoy this series for the most part. Kelly from the Lake District has shaped up as strong character, leading a crack team, solving complex crimes. But she is definitely not on form in this book. Perhaps the writer felt Kelly's successes had become a bit overblown and wanted to throw some challenges her way. But rather than triumphing in adversity, in Blood Rites, the usually smart DI seems to lose it completely, failing to join simple dots or even figure out whodunnit when a witness tells her!! Not the best in the series. I'd recommend the earlier books.

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  • Lynn
  • 21-04-2020

Felt betrayed by stomach-turning scenes

I have enjoyed previous books in this series. Not this one. I sense that the author lost her way with this plot and the nauseating details she included. From about a third of the way through, I knew who had done it and who would continue to do the sadistic, sickening killings of people and helpless animals. The victim of one of the most disgusting crimes was unbelievably stupid - walked into something anyone would have avoided. Also, the narrator's admittedly lovely voice seemed oddly detached from the atrocities she described. I will return this book. No amount of gorgeous descriptive writing about the Lake District makes up for the awfulness of this work.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-07-2020

Sorry

Im just not into this one. Couldn’t finish it. Makes me sad because I normally love this series. I am keeping the faith moving on to the next book.

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  • Jacky
  • 09-06-2020

Another great read/listen

Like another series about a female detective from Jane Casey, I have really enjoyed the 6 books by Rachel Lynch. The stories of the life of Kelly a DI in the lake district are well written and describe the beautiful landscape so well. The characters are really believable and the stories exciting and often have a good twist. I am really looking forward to the next book.

I would really recommend these books to anyone who likes a good fast moving crime story.

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  • Jenny Garrity
  • 04-05-2020

brilliant series

ive loved all this series. brilliant read. i cant wait to see whats next. I 😁