Title: Blood Red Roses
Author: Lin Anderson
Publisher: Sandstone Press
Author's Website: http://www.lin-anderson.com/
The cover on this is fairly basic, but it gets the message across. The story does evolve around forensic scientists and a rose is what breaks a murder case for them.
Blood Red Roses is a fast paced novella, containing less than 100 pages, but now I've read it it seems a lot bigger, as the author managed to get so much in the book within those pages. Dr Rhona Macleod tries to strike a balance between her work as a forensic scientist and her small semblance of a love life. The novella is chilling from the beginning, and had me guessing almost all the way to the end. It is a satisfying and quick read covering murder, science and the world of lap dancing. Donna has a secret life, but is carefree on her hen night. A mistake which costs her her life.
Book synopsis:A hen night in Glasgow leaves the bride-to-be dead on a toilet floor. Her body is twisted, her face a mask of terror. Who would kill a girl just before her wedding? Dr Rhona MacLeod and her team are called in to find out. As they go through the evidence, they find themselves in a world where sex is bought and sold, and more violent death is lying in wait.
Source - thanks to Sandstone Press as a review copy was received in exchange for an honest review.