Innocent Blood is a stand-alone thriller and chilling mystery from P.D. James, the bestselling author of Death Comes to Pemberley and Children of Men.
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A stand-alone thriller from P. D. James.
Philippa Palfrey, adopted as a child, believes herself to be the motherless, illegitimate daughter of an aristocratic father. At eighteen she exercises her right to find out the truth. What she discovers will change her life forever. Philippa enters a new and terrifying world and soon comes to realize that she is not the only one interested in her parents’ whereabouts.
Innocent Blood is both a mystery and a thriller, a superb novel that explores the themes of self-identity and the meaning of life.
As a crime novel it is a peak of the art.
I found my heart racing as the climax neared.
A fascinating psychological study of blood ties, guilt and revenge.
Suspenseful and tautly written – the psychological twists and turns will tantalize the reader as cunningly as a well-placed clue.
The Le Carré of crime . . . Her sense of place and atmosphere is superb, with rich descriptions of modern London’s seediness, the feel of its tatty, echoing streets and empty rooms, the smell of its greasy cafes and lonely libraries.
A superbly intelligent crime novel with a difference.
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