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The Reborn (Rhona MacLeod #7)

3.81  ·  Rating Details  ·  114 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Chilling forensic crime—Rhona MacLeod is called intoher creepiest case yet

The clown suddenly appeared beside a group of kids at the candy floss van, bringing Kira to an abrupt halt. Then it began. The rapid heartbeat, the burst of perspiration, the gasping breath. The baby lurched inside her, as though sharing her panic.

When the body of a pregnant teenager is found in a H
Paperback, 432 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Hodder & Stoughton (first published 2010)
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Izzy Holmes
This was a good read but I found the topic a bit too disturbing. I didn't know that such a thing as a Reborn doll even existed and the story involved some gruesome murders. It was well written and I did identify with the main charters. If I saw another Lin Anderson book. I would definitely pick it up.
So I picked up this book on a whim because I used to know the author and I have always been curious to read one of her books. I wish it had said on the cover that it is #7 in the Rhona MacLeod series.

The premise of this book is pretty dark: 17yo girl in the final stage of pregnancy is brually murdered and her child is taken. Whodunnit and why? The investigation involves a psychopath who whiles away his incarceration by making "reborn" dolls: hyper-realistic dolls commissioned by bereaved parents
Laura Crosse
Aug 02, 2014 Laura Crosse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It was a spur of the moment library choice and, you know, I must say I did well. My little man was acting up tearing around the library like the little human tornado that he is and even though library's aren't as much the "shush, shush, quiet places" they used to be I still felt like I was bound to be disturbing someone so I grabbed the first book I saw that looked remotely interesting and ran!

Turns out my quick thinking worked in my favour for once. The
Kate Gould
A baby sliced from the womb in a fairground hall of mirrors; Jeff Coulter, a charming psychopath luring girls into a pact of sex and murder while he creates baby dolls from his prison cell for bereaved parents; dark, disturbing rituals; the Russian mafia; an enigmatic, driven, and irresistible investigative journalist; lost love and longing. This is the life of forensic scientist, Rhona MacLeod, as she attempts to decipher the ‘daisy chain’ code that appears to link the murders with only the min ...more
Feb 29, 2012 Audrey rated it liked it
A decent entry in the Rhoda MacLeod canon, with massive spoilers for Final Cut and references to almost all the other books, too, which gave the whole thing a feeling of continuity and shared-worldness. Still, with all the subplots in this episode, the book felt unfinished and a little stretched. The central crime -- that of a pregnant teenager whose fetus is cut from her womb at a funfair -- never entirely gelled, in large part because no one seemed really interested in finding the baby, despit ...more
Garden Girl
This was a good read - not quite as literary as I like, but a complex plot with interesting teenage characters. Evil comes in many shapes and sizes.
Chris Lelliott
creepy but very good again
Aug 22, 2015 Gemma rated it really liked it
This book took some time to get started and become interesting but once it did I couldn't put it down.
Mar 02, 2013 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good read, the main story was gripping but the references to things already happened in past books was annoying as this was my first Lin Anderson book and I believe they should be read in order? I will start with the first now and read through them all.
Rog Harrison
This was a very compelling read. Having finished it I am not sure that some of the events in the book made sense but I really enjoyed reading it!
Craig Thorburn
Jan 15, 2012 Craig Thorburn rated it really liked it
A challenging book, especially the initial several chapters, but was definately worth persevering with.
Dec 27, 2012 pdbkwm rated it really liked it
This was the first book I read by Lin Anderson, but I don't think it will be the last.
Oct 25, 2013 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good series and this didn't let me down, have got the next one on my TBR.
Oct 22, 2014 Claire rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
loved this book. probably my favourite of the Rhona McLeod series.
Dec 08, 2011 stan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great start to a new author (for Me) I really liked it
Trina Hollis
Apr 14, 2012 Trina Hollis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent if slightly gruesome whodunit really enjoyed it.
Jun 29, 2012 Jean rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
enjoyed this book charachters really believeable
Feb 11, 2013 Sandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great story as usual
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Lin Anderson was born in Greenock of Scottish and Irish parents. A graduate of both Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities, she has lived in many different parts of Scotland and also spent five years working in the African bush. A teacher of Mathematics and Computing, she began her writing career four years ago. Her first film, Small Love, which was broadcast on STV, was nominated for TAPS writer of t ...more
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