In Her Blood
Genre: Thriller, Psychological
Publisher: Devine Destinies
Publication date: 1.7.2015
Recommended by: Great Escapes Book Tours, Read 2 Review
Date read: 3.13.2015
I am a huge fan of psychological thrillers. In my opinion, they're better than thrillers because they really get into your mind and make you think. This one is no different, making you think on several different levels. The past murders are what hooked me, Alexandra's thesis is really interesting and thought-provoking, and the story as a whole is intense. The characters were well-written, and like most people, came across as likable and a little un-likable at times. The writing kept my attention throughout the whole story and I was unhappy when the book finally came to an end, not because of the ending itself, but because there wasn't more of the story to read. I know the author writes mostly cozies (under other names), but I sure would like to see her write under this genre again because I really enjoyed this.
My favorite character was Dumpster. Everything about him was just ... different. And the fact that he completely different than what from you original think makes him even better. The information that he gave, the insight he shared, helped you to look at things from all sides, instead of just one or two.
About the book:
Alexandra McCormick's great-grandmother was a brutal serial killer in the early 1900s. With her mother currently serving time in prison for murdering Alexandra's stepfather, Alexandra decides to do her college research paper on whether or not the tendency to commit murder or other violent crimes may be passed on genetically.
About the author:
Gayle Trent (and pseudonym Amanda Lee) writes the Daphne Martin Cake Decorating series and the Embroidery Mystery series. The cake decorating series features a heroine who is starting her life over in Southwest Virginia after a nasty divorce. The Embroidery Mystery series features a heroine who recently moved to the Oregon coast to open an embroidery specialty shop.