A Killing of Angels (Alice Quentin, #2) by Kate Rhodes

A Killing of Angels (Alice Quentin, #2)

The first death looked like a suicide. But someone had tucked a picture of an angel and a handful of white feathers into the banker's pocket - before pushing him in front of a Tube. A killer is stalking the Square Mile, an avenging angel intent on punishment. But why these victims? What were their sins?Psychologist Alice Quentin swore she'd never get involved with police work again. Her duty is to the living, not the dead. But she owes detective ...


Details A Killing of Angels (Alice Quentin, #2)

TitleA Killing of Angels (Alice Quentin, #2)
ISBN9781444738780
Author
Release DateJul 4th, 2013
PublisherMulholland Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Crime, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery Thriller
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Reviews A Killing of Angels (Alice Quentin, #2)

  • Kate
    2015-09-12
    This will be the last Quentin book I will bother to read which is too bad as the author has great plots. Her characterizations are two dimensional and her main character is basically a nitwit. She has a crazy drug addicted brother who she constantly enables. She has a carping, frigid mother who spends her time constantly criticizing and blaming everything the Quentin does. So instead of dealing with this she forces herself every two weeks to meet...
  • Kim Kaso
    2017-03-03
    This is a 3.5 star book rounded up. I liked the setting, many familiar places from my times in London with my husband and our family. I liked the angel angle. Loss of stars for therapist going back to work too soon, and doing too much, she is a danger to herself and her clients. It was what I think of as "the idjeet factor", writer creates intelligent, strong character, then has her do idiotic & dangerous things for sake of plot. Not organic, ful...
  • Geraldine
    2016-02-29
    A half-decent story set in a really quite bad book.The story was engaging enough to make me read to the end, but it did end up being a bit skimmy.Positives - setting up an unusual MO for the crime, and creating a connection, whilst slightly misleading us on the core motive.The main protagonist, Alice, seems quite real and well-fleshed out most of the time.Negatives - Alice has a medical degree and works as a psychologist but doesn't seem to under...
  • Michael
    2013-11-28
    I like the novel but it felt at times to be more about the main character than the actual crime itself.She (the character) does get a little angst-y at times and that distracts me from the flow of the plot.I would have liked it if there was actually more exposition of the crime and less interior monologue.
  • Jane
    2014-01-26
    It was lovely to find a contemporary crime author who is simply a fine writer at the end of last year, and it wasn’t too long after finishing he first novel, Crossbones Yard, that I ordered this, her second.The opening scene is perfectly executed.A man is waiting for his train home on the London Underground. The platform is crowded, and he is pleased that he is at the front of the crowd, that he will be one of the first to board the next train....
  • Book Addict Shaun
    2015-06-06
    A Killing of Angels is the second book in the Alice Quentin series but I have previously read the others in the series. You can see my review for the latest in the series, A River of Souls on the 18th June. This is a now a must read series for me, and one that I very highly recommend. In A River of Souls a killer is stalking the Square Mile, killing bankers and leaving behind a mysterious calling card, becoming known as the Avenging Angel. Alice'...
  • Cleo Bannister
    2013-08-17
    Alice Quentin, a psychologist, is back in A Killing of Angels, the second book in this series, the first being Crossbones Yard.In the middle of a stifling summer in London a banker from Angel Bank is killed, and with his body is found a white feather and a picture of an angel. Detective Inspector Don Burns, now in a new position following his previous case, calls on Alice for assistance in profiling the killer as he fears the perpetrator is not g...
  • Liz Barnsley
    2013-08-26
    A Killing of Angels is the second book in the Alice Quentin series from Kate Rhodes, stupidly I missed the first, that being Crossbones Yard but that is an error I shall rectify shortly.In this instalment, Alice, a psychologist, is once again asked by the police to consult on the case of a killer…this killer is targeting banking executives from a very particular bank. As Alice sorts out the truth from the lies she may well place herself in very...
  • Mike Gabor
    2014-04-29
    The first death looked like a suicide. But someone had tucked a picture of an angel and a handful of white feathers into the banker's pocket - before pushing him in front of a Tube. A killer is stalking the Square Mile, an avenging angel intent on punishment. But why these victims? What were their sins?Psychologist Alice Quentin swore she'd never get involved with police work again. Her duty is to the living, not the dead. But she owes detective ...
  • Tracey Walsh
    2014-12-02
    Book 2 in the Alice Quentin series."At the height of a summer heatwave, a killer stalks the City of London.The avenging angel leaves behind a scattering of feathers with each body...Psychologist Alice Quentin...finds herself deep in the toxic heart of the Square Mile - a place where money means more than life, and no one can be counted innocent."Having enjoyed Crossbones Yard I was eagerly looking forward to book 2 in the series and it didn't dis...
  • Fran
    2017-03-20
    I was getting bored with crime fiction but this book has rejuvenated my interest in the genre. My rating of it hovers between 3.5 to 4 stars. Good story but sometimes I feel like I'd be happier if Alice could get murdered or seriously hurt! Because sometimes she's just too unbelievably (and I really mean that her actions are just not credible and in fact, are plain stupid, naive and idiotic) tough. Good plot though and so riveting that I couldn't...
  • Jo Barton
    2015-03-13
    A serial killer who leaves angel postcards and white feathers at the scene of the murder is never going to be too easy to track down. Psychologist Alice Quentin is again enlisted to help the Met police gain insight into the mind of a warped and dangerous killer.A strong story, relatable characters and lots of complex twists and turns. I enjoyed it.
  • Jennie
    2014-08-04
    I was totally thrown by this book. I love the authors style and love how this book built and kept me gripped. A great book
  • Trena
    2017-07-26
    Too similar to the first. Talk about unlucky in love. She needs a good therapist to set her straight. Lots of life time damage needs to be sorted. Doubt I will read another
  • David Marshall
    2014-05-08
    Not a bad attempt to create a flawed protagonist but it's a hopelessly melodramatic plot.http://opionator.wordpress.com/2014/0...
  • Steph (loves water)
    2016-04-25
    Excellent plot, very well done. Yes, the protagonist is batshit crazy, but it works for her! The rest of the family, not so much. I will continue reading this series.
  • Susan Page
    2018-04-27
    I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It is fast paced and an easy read. The plot was quite novel, and plenty of red-herrings for good measure. I didn't guess who the murderer was, I had jumped to various other conclusions, although it didn't entirely surprise me either. The reason for the murders was something of a surprise, not what had been surmised through the book.I will certainly read any further books in this series.
  • Rebecca Haslam
    2018-10-22
    The fact that this story is set around the financial crisis which affected, and continues to affect so many lives, was and is just one of the key parts of this book. There has often been a huge debate about vengeance and people's right to 'take it', and throughout the pages, this story details that debate, and personally left me thinking what lengths I might go to if someone to wrong me in any way like some of the characters in this book were.
  • Zoe Radley
    2017-07-11
    Man.... wow.... um well she's having tough love I mean seriously she is like a walking death monitor. Also and this to the author give her a break please for god sake I mean I loved it don't get me wrong but dear god this is really unbelievable bullshit sorry about the swearing but I feel it's justified. Dear god. It's good.... very good but wow
  • Sas astro
    2018-07-12
    This was a slight improvement over book 1 in the series but I still felt the plot was full of holes. The situations the main protagonist puts herself into are either utterly foolish or unbelievable. But as I can see an improvement over book 1 I continued to book 3
  • Karen
    2018-07-27
    Good story but too similar to the previous one. Not particularly believable lead character.
  • Ivana Richards
    2019-04-15
    Another good read.
  • Marjory Naismith
    2019-04-19
    A good follow upAlice Quentin is certainly unlucky in love! The story is gripping and well written. Moving on to book 3 now
  • Ruth Hargreaves
    2018-05-10
    A good read, grabbed my attention from the outset, and kept me intrigued until the final plot twist.
  • Babs Green
    2019-02-22
    It’s an easy read and a good enough story but I feel the main protagonist is implausible or perhaps she just needs to read http://www.ram.org/contrib/autobiogra...
  • Joanna
    2017-07-24
    Good book, but I wish the plot hadn't been as similar to the first book in the series - something new would have provided a great twist.
  • Caroline Goldsworthy
    2018-09-25
    Beautifully written and well researched. A thoroughly enjoyable read
  • Christopher
    2017-09-04
    Enjoyable crime drama verging on horror. Alice is still intriguing. Very readable.
  • Mandy Slater
    2018-03-20
    HiEnjoyed your first book in the Alice Quentin series and 'A Killing of Angels' was no different. The subject matter was highly contemporary and that added to the interest for me. The Prologue was all I needed to capture my imagination and it got better and better from there.It's also great to see the main lady with her inevitable flaws and expertise in matters psychological.