Philippa Palfrey, adopted as a child, believes herself to be the motherless, illegitimate daughter of an aristocratic father. At eighteen, she exercises her right to find out the truth. What she discovers will change her life for ever. Philippa embarks on a thrilling investigation, enters a new and terrifying world and soon comes to realise that she is not the only one interested in her parents’ whereabouts.
Innocent Blood is both a mystery and a thriller, a superb novel that explores the themes of self-identity, blood ties, guilt and revenge.
First published: 1980