Kate Rhodes was born in London. She has worked as a teacher and university lecturer, and now writes full-time. Kate began her writing career as a poet, publishing two prizewinning collections. She has held a Hawthornden fellowship and been shortlisted for Forward and Bridport Prizes. She has written five novels in the Alice Quentin series, CROSSBONES YARD, A KILLING OF ANGELS, THE WINTER FOUNDLINGS, RIVER OF SOULS and BLOOD SYMMETRY, the first of which was selected by Val McDermid for the Harrogate Crime festival's New Blood panel championing new crime writers. In 2014 Kate Rhodes won the Ruth Rendell Short Story Award, sponsored by the charity InterAct. Visit her website at http://katerhodes.org or follow her on Twitter @K_RhodesWriter.
The pace never lets up in Kate Rhodes' latest thriller - and neither does the blood! A fast and at times gruesome read made doubly compelling for having its basis in fact. - Tamar CohenAn original and exciting story made all the more disturbing by the fact that the underlying premise is based on real events. An excellent read. - Rachel AbbottExcellent...based on a true, fascinating and shocking story - Literary ReviewRhodes goes from strength to strength with this acute reminder of how bureaucratic neglect produced mass tragedy. A fast-paced, riveting read. - Alex MarwoodA pacy yet emotionally involving thriller, with an authentic and nuanced heroine in psychologist Alice Quentin: Kate Rhodes' latest is a terrific read. - Anya Lipska