by: G.V. Trent
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: January 7, 2015
Source: Blog Tour
A teenage girl, brutally murdered and left in a trash dumpster; a young man, killed in a firebombing attack; a soccer mom, shot in the living room of her home; vicious thugs whose job is to protect a suspected criminal. Just another week on rotation for LAPD detective Joel Jovanic...until he uncovers a connection between the disturbing series of vicious crimes and Annabelle Giordano, who is in the temporary custody of his soulmate, Claudia Rose.
Annabelle is a troubled and traumatized teen who suffered the tragic loss of her mother and later witnessed the brutal murder of a beloved mentor. Neglected by a father who scarcely acknowledges her existence, it’s little wonder the girl makes some disastrous life choices.
But she has one staunch ally in Claudia, a highly regarded forensic graphologist who digs into the darkest of human secrets through the study of handwriting. When Annabelle involves herself with a questionable tattoo artist she re-opens a door to the grim side of life and goes down a path that could get her killed. A distraught Claudia will do anything to save her, even if it means jeopardizing her relationship with Jovanic.
In Her Blood was by far one of the best psychological thrillers that I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Just when I thought that I had it all figured out, there’s a curveball. The book is made more mysterious with a setting of Savannah and tells of ghost stories. There’s also voodoo and the question of whether or not a person can be born to kill. As bodies start to drop, suspects are plentiful or at least you would think they were. Once you start putting the pieces together, you just get a bigger puzzle. Of course, that’s what made this an excellent thrill ride. I gave up on playing detective and just strapped myself in for the ride.
Alexandra McCormick attempts to figure out if there is a genetic tendency to murder and opens up a Pandora’s box that she has no chance at closing. She meets an interesting group of people in Savannah that end up being unlucky after meeting her. As the murder investigations unfold, Alexandra’s mental state comes into question. More importantly, she’s not even sure if she isn’t the murderer. There were a lot of revelations that came to light. Needless to say, I was left with a feeling of both relief and annoyance when all the cards were laid on the table. I questioned everything after the fact. That doesn’t mean that I was disappointed. I just felt duped. But that’s the point. You will have to take the journey for yourself in order to understand. It will be worth it.
**Received a copy via blog tour in exchange for an honest unbiased review.**
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G. V. Trent also writes as Gayle Trent and Amanda Lee. She typically writes cozy mysteries, and this is her first foray into the psychological mystery. She hopes you'll enjoy it. Please visit the author online at http://www.gayletrent.com.
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