You can catch my review for Blood Ribbon by Roger Bray today as it's Publication Day!
First of all though let's take a look at the description for the book...
When there’s more than secrets buried, where do you start digging?
When Brooke Adams is found battered, bleeding, and barely conscious, the police are at a loss as to who her attacker is or why she was targeted.
Then, PI Rod Morgan turns up convinced that Brooke’s attack is the latest in a string of unsolved disappearances dating back twenty-five years.
The police, however, aren’t convinced, so Brooke and Rod must investigate the cases themselves.
As secrets from the past start unravelling, will they find Brooke’s attacker before he strikes again, or is that one secret that will stay buried forever?
What an intriguing story Blood Ribbon turned out to be this is the first book that I have read by Roger Bray but I feel that I have definitely been missing out. I enjoyed the way Roger Bray brought his characters to life and I especially enjoyed following Brooke's story.
At times there were some intense scenes mainly because you get the added insight into the killer, hearing their thoughts which definitely show some darker moments. I always appreciate books with a cold case storyline I guess for me it is so interesting looking back over the evidence and hoping that a fresh pair of eyes or new evidence will have come to light over the years. Blood Ribbon shows this perfectly as the book spans decades showing the reader the past and present as the collide into Brooke's life.
Putting the clues together was an intriguing part of reading and I couldn't wait to see if the killer would be found before killing again. I have to say that one of the things that worked out so well in this book was the brilliant balance of not only the crimes but also the personal effect on Brooke. Showing her friendships and family life along with a troubled past, it was so easy to like her character! There is a steady pace throughout along with a few thrilling moments that will have you turning the pages quickly. It is the type of story to keep you engaged and this is down to Brooke and her friends.
Blood Ribbon has some twists and turns that took me on quite a journey making me think along the way but also get attached to the characters too. All I can add is that this is the type of book where late at night you will say just one more chapter knowing full well you will carry on reading!
Four stars from me!
With thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for my copy.
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