Red Queen Red Queen
Book 1 - Antonia Scott

Red Queen

A Novel

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Publisher Description

"Pacing of the breakneck variety. Short chapters, funny asides, lethally potent descriptions: They all contribute to a frenetic page-turning momentum… you’ll have great fun reading it." The New York Times Book Review

Introducing Antonia Scott—the most compelling and original detective since Lisbeth Salander—in Juan Gómez-Jurado's Red Queen, the #1 international award-winning bestseller &
thriller that has taken the world by storm.

Antonia Scott—the daughter of a British diplomat and a Spanish mother—has a gifted forensic mind, whose ability to reconstruct crimes and solve baffling murders is legendary. But after a personal trauma, she's refused to continue her work or even leave her apartment.

Jon Gutierrez, a police officer in Bilbao—disgraced, suspended, and about to face criminal charges—is offered a chance to salvage his career by a secretive organization that works in the shadows to direct criminal investigations of a highly sensitive nature. All he has to do is succeed where many others have failed: Convince a recalcitrant Antonia to come out of her self-imposed retirement, protecting her and helping her investigate a new, terrifying case.

The case is a macabre, ritualistic murder—a teen-aged boy from a wealthy family whose body was found without a drop of blood left in it. But the murder is just the start. A high-ranking executive and daughter of one of the richest men in Spain is kidnapped, a crime which is tied to the previous murder. Behind them both is a hidden mastermind with even more sinister plans. And the only person with a chance to see the connections, solve the crimes and successfully match wits with the killer before tragedy strikes again...is Antonia Scott.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2023
March 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
4.3
MB

Customer Reviews

hatchypapa ,

Great book!

Loved this. Great characters, great plot, and very gently makes you want more. The writer also gets an approving nod for having a diverse set of characters without ever dipping into woke or right wing dogma, as is so often the case in modern literature featuring modern people. No chest-thumping macho MAGA rants, no woke sensitivity training… just a great read. The focus is on well-worked suspense both in the central kidnapping plot and in character development. Last, the English version has a beautiful translation and edit that puts many english-speaking writers/editors to shame.
I preordered his next book immediately upon finishing this one. Good stuff!

Clogue33 ,

Still great in English

Although, I suspect it lost some of its beauty in translation.

BestMeAlways ,

Great Mystery!!

I really enjoyed this new to me author’s story. I enjoyed the way the characters interacted with each other. If you enjoy mystery, suspense, and intrigue I believe you will enjoy this story. I cannot wait to read the next story in this series.

I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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