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Blood Red City by Rod Reynolds – Blog Tour

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Blood Red City by Rod Reynolds

Genre: Thriller
Source: Random Things Tours
Publisher: Orenda Books

About The Book

A witness with no victim. A crime with no crime scene…
When crusading journalist Lydia Wright is sent a video of an apparent murder on a London train, she thinks she’s found the story to revive her career. But she can’t find a victim, much less the killers, and the only witness has disappeared. Wary she’s fallen for fake news, she begins to doubt her instincts – until a sinister call suggests that she’s not the only one interested in the crime.
Michael Stringer deals in information – and doesn’t care which side of the law he finds himself on. But the murder on the train has left him exposed, and now he’ll stop at nothing to discover what Lydia knows.
When their paths collide, Lydia finds the story leads through a nightmare world, where money, power and politics intersect … and information is the only thing more dangerous than a bullet.

My Thoughts

I’ve always been curious by the stories where a murder has been committed and no one founds any trace of it. That’s what intrigued me about this book, who would want to kill someone but leave no trace about it? Only someone with a lot of power can premeditate something so twisted and dark. Ready for the Blood Red City?
When journalist Lydia Wright is sent a video of a murder she thinks that has the great story she was looking for, but when she starts digging and doesn’t find any traces of the killing, she starts doubting of what she has seen. On the other side we have Michael Stringer, he is a turbid character, we don’t know what moves him or why he wants to know more about the “video”, we only know that he seems ready to do anything to know the truth.
This thriller got me glued since the first moment because you can see that there’s a complex story since you start reading. The main characters have different personalities, but they have chemistry together making the reader interested not only on the killing but with their stories too. Lydia is a perseverant journalist, she knows that without questioning everything and everyone you don’t have a story, but at the same time she knows the power of the truth, she can be defeated but she is not ready to die. And then we have Michael, I really didn’t trust him since the beginning, the dualism he plays makes it an attractive and dangerous man, Lydia doesn’t trust him, but who will?
This had been a rollercoaster read, exciting and twisted since the first page; I’ll say I loved this book; the plot, the characters and all the surprises on it! Ready to discover the dark side of London?

About The Author

Rod Reynolds is the author of four novels, including the Charlie Yates series. His 2015 debut, The Dark Inside, was longlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger, and was followed by Black Night Falling (2016) and Cold Desert Sky (2018); the Guardian have called the books ‘Pitch-perfect American noir.’ A lifelong Londoner, in 2020 Orenda Books will publish his first novel set in his hometown, Blood Red City. Rod previously worked in advertising as a media buyer, and holds an MA in novel writing from City University London. Rod lives with his wife and spends most of his time trying to keep up with his two young daughters.


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