Sunday, February 25, 2018

Bookish suspense...

They'll do it again. And soon....they have no mercy but they do have a ritual and ritual doesn't exist in a vacuum. It serves a wider purpose and at the moment the perpetrators are the only ones who know what that is. Let's proceed on the assumption that another family's going to get massacred tonight.

When a family of six is murdered one snowy night in Liverpool, DCI Eve Clay is first on the scene. She becomes the lead detective on a case that grows more puzzling and complicated with each passing day. The killers seem to speak their own made up language. They pose the bodies in strange patterns. A shoe print at the scene suggests they might be children. But their motivation remains a complete mystery. Clay has one more problem:  Adrian White, a psychopathic serial killer living in isolation at Ashworth Psychiatric Hospital seems to know all about the murders. And he's prophesying that there will be more.

Blood Mist by Mark Roberts is one crazy ride! It's suspenseful from the first moments to the last without being overly graphic and violent in between. Every clue Clay and her team discover along the way only leads to more questions. It's layered and complicated, gripping and intense. I got caught up in this story and could not wait to find out what happens next. And how everything all ties together at the end left me shaking my head. Did I mention this psychological thriller is crazy good? For me, this was a 4-star read. And it's the first in a series of books about DCI Eve Clay, so hopefully there will be many more books to devour.

Happy Reading!

28 comments:

  1. A nice four star read would be good right now! I'm hoping to get a few good reads for the end of this month and then locate a ton of apocalypse and zombies with a few werewolves thrown in! March is shaping up to be good!

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    1. Can't wait to see what you end up reading! :D

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  2. This does sound intense! It is good to be in at the start of a series; adding this one to the list.

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    1. Give it a try and let me know what you think. :)

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  3. That sounds intense! I'm little afraid of it. Haha.

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    1. Yeah, cause you don't do scary books at all. ;D

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  4. These crime novels don’t quite do it for me anymore but this one tempts me.

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    1. I don't like all crime novels either, but I did like this one.

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  5. Okay, wow, that sounds intense and the cover and blurb led me to believe it is very graphic re: violence. I'l take your word for it though, and add it to the GR wishlist since I do enjoy a good British procedural.

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    1. What happens is dark, but the author doesn't go into the mind of the killer, or give you a step by step description of the murders, or go into a lot of graphic detail, which I appreciated, because I don't like that kind of graphic violence either.

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  6. Thanks for the heads up that the book isn't too graphic and violent. That is good to know. Sometimes it can be a little to much (and maybe at the expense of the plot!)

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    1. Roberts really focuses on DCI Clay and her investigation, NOT on the gore or the graphic violence of the murderers. You get a crime scene description, but that's about all.

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  7. If it's crazy good then I must read it! I don't remember hearing about this one, but will have to add it to my list!

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    1. I couldn't think of any other way to describe this book. So if you like psychological thrillers, this is a good one. :)

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  8. Sounds like a good one. Will add this to my wishlist. :)

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    1. Hope you get a chance to read this one, Melody. :)

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  9. I am putting this book on my list. It sounds gripping and I enjoy psychological thrillers. And its the first book in the series so if I bond with DCI Eve Clay there will be other books to look forward to. Thanks Lark for letting us know about Blood Mist.

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    1. I liked DCI Clay and will definitely be checking out the other books in this series. :)

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  10. Oooh, this sounds unique and intense. I'm for sure going to check it out!

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    1. It's a good psychological suspense novel!

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  11. This sounds like a great book. I'm glad to hear it wasn't too graphic or violent. That's what makes me shy away from murder mystery and thriller books. I'm a great big wimp about books with too many violent, graphic details.

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    1. I know what you mean. And I didn't feel this book did that. The crimes are dark, but you don't get horribly graphic details about them.

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  12. I love finding out about a new series. There's nothing better than getting lost in a good book like this. Adding this title to my list!

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  13. This does sound like a tempting thriller. I'll have to see if my library has a copy.

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  14. It sounds like DCI Eve Clay has her work cut out for her! I love books like this. I am glad you enjoyed it, Lark!

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    1. This is a good investigative mystery!

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