Grace Dobbs, a champion at her local gun club, lives a quiet life in Western Australia with her mother.
But when a violent spree killing in the neighbourhood sees Grace come to the rescue, she is catapulted into the limelight as a local heroine.
However, her fame spreads much further than the local town, bringing her to the attention of someone in Britain who is very keen to meet her.
But what does this person want? And can they be trusted?
As Grace travels to England to discover her true heritage, she is about to learn the real meaning of danger.
What a start to a story! The author definitely had my attention with a killer going round a small town brutally killing innocent people. Right from that moment I loved Grace.
I loved Grace’s strength through out this book. To say she has been brought up in a small town she seems to have her wits about her at all times. I liked that she is wary of people and not quick to fall for everything they say. Being thrown into the limelight is very much something that she doesn’t enjoy.
When she comes to England, things get a whole lot more interesting. Like Grace I was wary of these new people in her life and to why they were all of a sudden interested in her. What entails from here on in make for some truly gripping reading.
In The Blood is a truly gripping read full of suspense and intrigue and a guaranteed page turner. I could easily see this as a film and there are some great locations which had me transported instantly. If you love a good crime book full of thrills, then you must put In The Blood on your list.
My thanks to Bloodhound Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
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Lesley Welsh was a freelance writer whose work appeared in numerous UK magazines over several years, including Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire. She later teamed up with her editor partner to run their own London-based magazine publishing company Moondance Media until 2008.
She moved to Spain, where she began writing novels, and working as a publicist for a charitable organisation which helps fund shelters for victims of domestic violence.
Her first novel, (published under her own name, Lesley Ann Sharrock) The Seventh Magpie, was published in the USA in 2012.
She then changed genre and, as Lesley Welsh, her debut crime novel, Truth Lies Buried, was published to great acclaim by Thomas & Mercer in June 2016.
Lesley went on to write The Serial Killer’s Daughter, which was published by Bookouture in June 2017. At her untimely death, Lesley had just completed a further novel, In the Blood, which is now available with Bloodhound Books.