Review: Blood Secret by Jaye Ford

Title: Blood Secret

Author: Jaye Ford

Published: Random House Au September 2013

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Status: Read from September 01 to 02, 2013 — I own a copy {Courtesy the publisher/Netgalley}

My Thoughts:

Jaye Ford follows the success of Beyond Fear and Scared Yet? with her third exciting psychological thriller, Blood Secret.

Rennie Carter never expected to stay long in the sleepy Australian coastal community of Haven Bay, but then she met Max Tully, and after a lifetime of running she dared to hope she finally found somewhere she could stay, somewhere she could be safe.
And then one night Max disappears without a trace and Rennie is terrified her past has finally caught up with her – but Rennie is not the only one with secrets.

Tension is introduced in the first pages of this novel and Ford continues to build the suspense until the books final frenzied moments. I was never completely sure who to hold responsible for Max’s disappearance, which is testament to Ford’s skillful and subtle plotting. The road rager, the father, the brother-in-law, the cafe owner, and even Max himself, are all credible suspects in his disappearance, though ultimately my first instinct proved correct.

One of the things I particularly admire about Ford’s characters is the way they make reasonable decisions based on the information and skills they have, instead of throwing themselves into the path of danger by making inane choices. Rennie, for example, reports Max’s disappearance to the police, and when she suspects her father’s involvement she reaches out to confirm or discredit her theory. Trust is not easy for Rennie, whose past is littered with tragedy, but Rennie doesn’t dismiss her instincts about situations and people and it is that which ultimately saves her…and Max.

Fast paced and thrilling, Blood Secret is a story of lies and betrayal, trust and love. Once you pick it up you won’t be able to put it down.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Reviews with Andrea
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 04:33:08

    Your review made me want to read the author. Should I start with earlier works or is this stand alone?



  2. brendat59
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 10:52:32

    Great review Shelleyrae! I can’t wait to read this one 🙂



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