Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A Line of Blood by Ben McPherson

Hi, everyone! Today I'm kicking off the TLC book tour for Ben McPherson's debut, A Line of Blood.

When Alex and his eleven-year-old son, Max, find their next door neighbor's dead body, they find their lives completely upended.

At first, it seemed it was a simple suicide. Sad, but fairly open and shut. But before long Alex realizes the police are treating the case as a murder - and Alex seems to be a suspect.

Simplicity is best in describing this one. Why? Because nothing is quite as it seems from the start. Even Alex is a bit slow to catch on - the fact that the police are still in the dead man's house a day later. The people showing up at his door asking for Mr. Bryce. The fact that the police want to interview his wife when she wasn't even home at the time the body was found.

It's more than that, though. We know from the start that something is off about Alex and Millicent. He wants to call her to let her know what's happened but knows she won't answer. She's frequently gone without his knowing where she is. It comes across quirky in the beginning but then it starts to dawn on the reader that this is not a healthy couple. Then it knocks you over the head.

As evidence and suspicion continue to increase, the reader can't even be sure if Alex is trustworthy. But did he kill the neighbor? Did his wife? Was it suicide? Turns out plenty of people had motive, could it be one of them?

A Line of Blood is a twisted and twisty thriller that will stay with you LONG after you finish. Beware, though, it's incredibly dark!

Rating: 4/5

To see more stops on the tour be sure to check out the official TLC tour page here.

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Purchase Links: Amazon | IndieBound | Barnes & Noble

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

"twisted and twisty" indeed. This is definitely a book I'd have to read in daylight hours - I'm a total chicken!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.