I received a gifted ARC E-Book copy of ‘Blood Notes’ by Lin Le Versha from the publisher Hobeck Books in return for my honest review. Thank you to the publisher for my copy. The expected publishing date is 23.11.21.
This book is set in Oakwood, Suffolk and follows two main characters:
Steph – She used to work in the police but after her husband passed away, decided to move away from her career. She is now starting work at a local Sixth Form College as a receptionist.
Edmund – He is a young musician already deemed a genius celloist. He has lived the first Seventeen years of his life being home schooled and controlled by his mother. He is now starting at the local college, to improve his performance under the tuition of a teacher called Harriet.
When a student is found dead, there is reason to believe her death was suspicious and a murder investigation is commenced.
The case is taken on by Steph’s ex-boss Hale, and soon Steph is asked to help as a civilian detective.
What follows is the unravelling of the secrets and lies around the lives of the staff and students at the College.
Will they find the murderer before anyone else gets hurt?
This book is told by the point of views of both Steph and Edmund separated into different chapters. Edmunds chapters are more regarding writing his Memoir and the events that have happened in his life, past and present.
I really liked Steph’s character as although she has had her struggles she still has moved onto another rewarding career. She really cares about young people and is a perfect fit for her role.
This book has you guessing until the end, as you start to switch between the different characters that could be the guilty party.
I would love to hear more about Steph and see how her character develops even more, although I’m not too sure if this is a character that is going to be included in future books.
Overall, a dark and intriguing thriller that will keep you guessing right to the end.