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The Blood Line by Sam J | Parker's Review

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The Blood Line by Sam J.
Published on May 31, 2017 by Sam J Inc
Standalone or Series: Series
Page length: Paperback: 420 pages

Crown rating: Seven crowns.
Reviewer: Parker
How long did it take to finish? One day

“When tragedy hits too close to home, it will take a test of faith and character to rivet each of the Noble sisters back together again. In the midst of a murder investigation, family secrets begin to unravel, infidelities unveil, relationships blossom and betrayal looms in a web of connected ties that will determine the fate of their familial circle forever…”
Sheri is finally in control and calling the shots in her career, family, and love life. Everything has seemingly come full circle, but with much power and success, hate and envy can only be expected…Will Sheri’s shady ways help her to triumph over her rivals or lead to her ultimate demise?

On the surface, Anuhea has the ‘perfect’ life - she’s the bride-to-be of one of the most influential men of the century, a proud mother, and successful in her own right, but it’s nothing more than a deceptive image she has struggled to uphold for years. No one knows the hell she endures behind closed doors and a trip down the aisle is the only thing she thinks she has left to hold on to until a steamy affair enthralls her into an emotional whirlwind and a mysterious phone call changes the course of her life forever.

Always the odd sister out, Shaun's decision to cut off contact with her family is seemingly the best decision she's ever made until a heart-wrenching encounter leads her to investigate whether her worse nightmare has been her reality all along. Troubled by past emotional wounds and a damaged reputation, Shaun remains haunted by the knife in her back - all the while stabbing her enemies in the front.

Cass spent half of her adulthood being the glue that kept her family from falling apart, raising her daughter in a way that would lead her down a different path, and playing the role of the family counsel. But what happens when you’re blind-sided by a string of events that are beyond your control? At the peak of a climactic breaking point, Cass is faced with the most trying decision she’s ever had to make.

All Bebe and Dottie have left now are each other, polar opposites in every way imagined, one promiscuous and the other ambitious with everything to lose. The secrets they vow to take with them to the grave turn out to be only the calm before the storm…

The Blood Line.

What I liked:
I love how well the author managed to tie each of the family member’s story with another. While reading it may seem as if each story is its on entity, but they soon come full circle and intertwine in an interesting and captivating way. I also loved how realistic the storyline is. Not every family is perfect, and I believe that the author does an amazing job at highlighting that.

What I did not like:
I will admit that I wasn’t a huge fan of how slow the story was when it began. It took a little convincing and arguing with myself to get past the parts that I thought were dragging, but overall I was happy that I pushed through and finished it. Also, the ending was a bit confusing for me. Without giving anything away, I didn’t quite understand if Pat meant Anuhea good, or if she meant to harm her. Hopefully my questions and confusion will be cleared up in the second book.

Would I recommend this? Read it again? Read the next book in the series?

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that’s looking for something fresh and different, and I will be reading the next book in the series as soon as it’s released. I’d also like to take a day to reread this just to make sure there wasn’t anything I missed.

Rating:
I gave the novel seven crowns. 3 stars. I loved it, but wasn’t thoroughly engrossed from beginning to end due to a slow start, so I can’t say that I was obsessed with it.



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