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Blue Blood, Sara Blaedel | Book Review

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.

My verdict:

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.

Publishing information

ISBN 9780751551563

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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I am passionate about using regional, seasonable and sustainable produce when I cook. I live in Gordons Bay with my husband and dogs. Dave and I are busy building a house which is an adventure all in itself. Each year we visit a new place overseas to experience the food of the area. Follow along on our adventures!

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