Book Review: Rush Of Blood by Mark Billingham


SERIES: Stand Alone

GENRE: Thriller, Suspense, Murder Mystery

FORMAT: Paperback




Perfect strangers.
A perfect holiday.
The perfect murder…

Three couples meet around the pool on their Florida holiday and become fast friends. But on their last night, their perfect holiday takes a tragic twist: the teenage daughter of another holidaymaker goes missing, and her body is later found floating in the mangroves.

When the shocked couples return home, they remain in contact, and over the course of three increasingly fraught dinner parties they come to know one another better. But they don’t always like what they find: buried beneath these apparently normal exteriors are some dark secrets, hidden kinks, ugly vices…

Then, a second girl goes missing.

Could it be that one of these six has a secret far darker than anybody can imagine?

A brilliantly plotted, utterly gripping thriller about the danger of making friends on holiday, Rush of Blood is Mark Billingham’s most ambitious and accomplished work to date.


So this is the very first book that received 🌟🌟🌟🌟  as a rating. I’ll tell you the minor issues I had with the book later.

When you read the book it will introduce you to three British couples out for vacation and by a twist of luck they were staying in the same resort for days. As the story goes on the three couples became friends with each other and hanged out mostly by the pool. everything went smoothly, couples were talking about random stuff. and then a girl went missing and was found lifeless weeks after. everyone was a suspect and no one slipped the authorities interrogation. all three couples had such different characteristics there was one who had a hobby of acting another one had anger management issues, etc.when the three couples went to their homes each couple would invite their friends to come over to their house for dinner, more or less they would show off their houses and cooking skills. while this went on another girl went missing this time the girl that was abducted was’t from Florida. and through out the book you will wonder whether they’d find the girl dead or alive, and if they’d find out who the murderer was. Is the best part of this book. all i can think of while reading was WHO WAS THE MURDERER?!

I like one character in the book it was Jenny, the only thing I would say about Jenny is I like how her character has this dedication towards her job.

So time to tell you all why  πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ  was given for this book. Rush of Blood is the first book that I have read from the line of Mark Billingham’s work. (AGAIN! THIS IS ONLY MY OPINION ABOUT THE BOOK) I am such a Fan of Thriller, Suspense, Murder Books and Shows, while reading this  book it had this Criminal Minds feel to it which I liked very much. so here it comes, The book has sixty-five chapters it seems to have quite a lot of chapters than the usual book. so I just went with it. the thing that surprised me was how UNPREDICTABLE the chapters were. it was like one chapter was nineteen pages long then suddenly there will  be a chapter that has three pages. It confused me a little as to why it would be written in that format. Why make a chapter for a three page scenario where you could squeeze it in one chapter and separate the two different scenarios with an asterisk. Don’t get me wrong the book was great it had a very nice Plot Twist. that you could figure out. but in my case I didn’t and I like that about the book.

Overall the book was great the last couple chapters with only conversations was great. the Plot twist was nice. the writing was awesome the characters were so different and how they handled what happened was much different than what I expected.


Yes. the book was great the story and the characters. this is the first book of Mark billingham’s that I read. Maybe the short chapters was his thing but I will keep that in Mind when I read Good As Dead another book by Mark Billingham. More or less I’m glad I gave the book  πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ  as a rating.

Hope Everything will go smoothly as planned Mr. Billingham If you are reading this I hope you’d Accept an Interview to be posted on my blog. Interview About Rush of Blood and yourself as well.


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