About the book
The third book in the award-winning, critically acclaimed Roy & Castells series, featuring true-crime writer Alexis Castells and profiler Emily Roy.
The country is wracked by civil war, and as Valencia falls to Franco’s brutal dictatorship, Republican Teresa witnesses the murders of her family. Captured and sent to the notorious Las Ventas women’s prison, Teresa gives birth to a daughter who is forcibly taken from her.
Falkenberg, Sweden, 2016
A wealthy family is found savagely murdered in their luxurious home. Discovering that her parents have been slaughtered, Aliénor Lindbergh, a new recruit to the UK’s Scotland Yard, rushes back to Sweden and finds her hometown rocked by the massacre.
Profiler Emily Roy joins forces with Aliénor and her colleague, true-crime writer Alexis Castells, and they soon find themselves on the trail of a monstrous and prolific killer, in an investigation that takes them from the Swedish fertility clinics of the present day back to the terror of Franco’s rule, and the horrifying events that took place in Spanish orphanages under its rule.
Blood Song is unlike any crime series book I have ever read. It is very intelligently written and is a bold, page-turner of a thriller.
This story takes us from London to Sweden and Spain. Over a period of decades, we are told a tale of corruption, war and abuse that left me feeling more than my usual level of intrigue from the very beginning.
It is by no means a fluffy, easy read. It’s dark and worthy of each and every goose-bump it gave me.
My thanks go out to Orenda Books and Anne Cater for introducing me to this incredible series of books.