When Dublin geneticist Dr. Fiona Kenshole stumbles onto a top secret government project, she quickly realizes that the roses she has been studying her whole life are not what they seem. As Fiona gets closer to the truth, shadowy forces close in around her, and she must fight for her life to keep hold of the knowledge that could change everything. From debut author Kate Quinn comes an electrifying thriller with a touch of romance and science fiction set in modern-day Ireland—a perfect read for fans of The Da Vinci Code and Station Eleven.
For who is this book for ?
The Rose Code is for readers who enjoy thrillers and science fiction with a touch of romance.
- The Rose Code is a well-written and fast paced thriller that will keep you guessing until the end.
- The science fiction elements are strongly woven into the story, and add an extra layer of intrigue.
- Quinn has created a cast of believable characters that draw you in from page one.
- The Rose Code may contain errors that will bother some readers.
- The book is a bit slow in the beginning.
- It can be difficult to follow the science aspects of the plot.
Learn more about the author
Kate Quinn is a Connecticut native and graduate of Fairfield University. She previously worked in book publishing and broadcast journalism, including as a news anchor for ABC News Radio. Kate lives with her husband and two children outside of Boston, Massachusetts. The Rose Code is an electrifying thriller set in modern-day Ireland with a touch of science fiction that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. The novel follows Dublin geneticist Dr. Fiona Kenshole as she stumbles onto a top secret government project and quickly realizes that the roses she has been studying her whole life are not what they seem. As Fiona gets closer to the truth, shadowy forces close in around her, and she must fight for her life to keep hold of the knowledge that could change everything.
“Kate Quinn’s debut novel is a thrilling mix of science fiction, romance and suspense that had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. The Rose Code introduces readers to an exciting new world where genetic research has taken center stage and the secrets hidden within roses are worth killing for. I can’t wait to see what Quinn comes up with next!”
“The Rose Code is an exciting, fast-paced thriller with a touch of science fiction. I was hooked from the first page and couldn’t put it down!”
“Kate Quinn has written a taut thriller with elements of science fiction that is hard to put down. The Rose Code is as twisty and unpredictable as the genetic code it explores.”
“The Rose Code is an amazing, gripping thriller that will keep you turning the pages until the very end. Kate Quinn has written a masterpiece with this debut novel!”