Blue Blood, Sara Blaedel

Blue Blood opening line: The pain cut into her wrists, and she couldn’t react because her hands were tied so tightly behind her back.

Blue Blood
Blue Blood

This is the first Sara Blaedel book I have read and I must say, it won’t be my last. The books are translated from Danish and other than the road names which stay the same, you would not know that they were not written in English originally. Usually when choosing a new book to read I would decide based on the blurb on the back cover. This one reads: one by one, he lures them to their deaths….However, this book is not about murder. It is about sadistic rape and has a story line worth reading.

This is my first encounter of Detective Inspector Louise Rick, a homicide detective whose personal life is intertwined with the case, albeit unknowingly. In the world of online dating danger lurks and Louise finds herself in unfamiliar territory when trying to catch a serial rapist, a man who charms women before brutally harming them.

Blue Blood falls into the category of a book worth reading. It took me a week of reading at night only to get through the book which is average for me.

First published in Great British in 2012 by Shere.

ISBN 978-0-7515-5156-3.

Paperback – 378 pages.

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Books South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This is in line with my blogging policy.

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17 thoughts on “Blue Blood, Sara Blaedel

  1. Sounds like a tough story, but if you’re saying it’s worth reading, I will try. Thank you for recommendation.
    Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today sharing the blog ♥ Green smoothie with pear, arugula and gingerMy Profile

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    1. let me know what you think of the book Marta 🙂

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  2. I’m going to look for this one!

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    1. I am going to look for more of her books as well 🙂

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  3. Great review this book has me intrigued 🙂

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. I think you will enjoy it Uru 🙂

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  4. Tandy, I love these kinds of books, and I can never understand why I enjoy them so much. I am a VI Warshawski fan – have you read those – Sara Paretski? This looks a goo read, thanks for the recommendation!

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    1. I have not read any of her books – I shall take a look and see if I can download one 🙂 PS The dystopia post had me sounding very intellectual last night when I discussed a young teens book selection with him!

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  5. I must say that blogging has interfered with my regular reading schedule.

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    1. Which is why I only read blogs in the morning!

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  6. Sounds interesting…

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    1. it is a good read!

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  7. The Danes are making a lot of brilliant TY dramas as well. Even with subtitles, they get huge viewing figures in the UK.

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    1. They clearly have an understanding of drama!

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  8. I really should find time to read.
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. I cannot go to sleep without reading!

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