Blood Lines Book Review

Blood Lines Book Review

Title: Blood Lines
Author: Angela Marsons
Published: November 4, 2016, Bookouture
No. of Pages: 386
Cover Price: $12.77 Paperback, $3.99 Kindle

Blood Lines is the fifth installment of the Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller Series by Angela Marsons. Kim is investigating the murder of a social worker and also the murder of a drug addict; both have similar wounds, and she suspects they are related. Unfortunately, Kim’s nemesis, Dr. Alex Thorne, who is the psychopath Kim put in prison, is manipulating her and causing havoc in her personal life; Kim is on the edge and may not be able to cope or do her job properly.

Marsons is a master at building suspense, and also developing believable characters. Anyone who knows a psychopath or narcissist will understand how spot-on the character of Dr. Alex Thorne is, and will understand the danger she can cause even though incarcerated. This is affecting Kim and her ability to solve the murders that she is investigating. Kim wants to put her investigation first, but finds it difficult because of her personal life where she blames her mother for the death of her beloved brother and Thorne has made it so that Kim’s mother suddenly appears in her life. Kim is having trouble balancing her personal and professional lives and it just may get the best of her.

InBlood Lines, the suspense starts to build at the beginning of the novel and doesn’t let up until the dénouement. Readers will feel the emotions of the protagonist, Kim Stone, and will be unable to put the book down. Marsons is an excellent storyteller; the story will envelop readers and keep them reading to the end without wanting to put the book down.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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