A Matter of Blood by Sarah Pinborough
The Forgotten Gods: Book One (THE FORGOTTEN GODS TRILOGY)

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So I recommend A Matter of Blood in a guarded way unless you just can’t resist near-future, alternate history supernatural police procedurals. In that case, it’s a brilliant example of what you like.
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In a world steeped in darkness, a new breed of evil has fallen…

London’s ruined economy has pushed everyone to the breaking point, and even the police rely on bribes and deals with criminals to survive. Detective Inspector Cass Jones struggles to keep integrity in the police force, but now, two gory cases will test his mettle. A gang hit goes wrong, leaving two schoolboys dead, and a serial killer calling himself the Man of Flies leaves a message on his victims saying “nothing is sacred.”

Then Cass’ brother murders his own family before committing suicide. Cass doesn’t believe his gentle brother did it. Yet when evidence emerges suggesting someone killed all three of them, a prime suspect is found—Cass himself.

Common links emerge in all three cases, but while Cass is finding more questions than answers, the Man of Flies continues to kill...
 

About Sarah Pinborough

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Sarah Pinborough is a British author of dark fantasy, horror, thriller, and YA. She lives in London.
 
Published April 2, 2013 by Ace. 354 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Reviewed by David Marshall on Jul 02 2013

So I recommend A Matter of Blood in a guarded way unless you just can’t resist near-future, alternate history supernatural police procedurals. In that case, it’s a brilliant example of what you like.

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