Blood Loss Paperback
by Alex Barclay
FBI agent Ren Bryce takes on her most heart-wrenching case yet when a father's work places his young daughter in terrible danger...OUT OF SIGHT When a teenage girl is found beaten and raped in the grounds of a derelict asylum, FBI agent Ren Bryce is called in to assist.
But she is soon diverted to a missing persons' case when an eleven-year-old girl and her teenage babysitter vanish without a trace from their hotel room.
OUT OF MIND Faced with conflicting evidence and inconsistent witnesses, Ren works obsessively to unravel the dark family secrets at the heart of the case, before it's too late...OUT OF CONTROL Determined to uncover the truth, Ren's behaviour becomes increasingly reckless.
Putting her own safety at risk, she enters a world where innocent lives are ruined for profit ...and kidnap, rape and murder are all part of the deal.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 25/10/2012
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780007383436
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Review by teresa1953
Ren Bryce is an FBI agent who is struggling with mental health issues. When a young girl and her sixteen year old hotel baby sitter go missing, Ren is plunged in to a world of deceit, dark family secrets and dodgy goings on at a powerful pharmaceutical company where the young girl's father is a Chief Financial Officer. All this distracts her from her original case, where a teenage girl has been raped and brutally beaten at a local derelict asylum.This is a fast paced and, in the main, an enjoyable read. It kept my attention, but I felt there were far too many characters and it was difficult to keep track of who was who and which case we were dealing with. There were sometimes very amusing "asides" by Ren....what she was really thinking even though her mouth said different! The author also portrayed Ren's mental health problems well. The manic pace at which she attacks her work, very often at the expense of her own safety, was a theme throughout.Was there anything new? No not really, but as a thriller, it stood up well and was just as good as the first two books in the series.