The Blood Divide by A.A. Dhand @aadhand @TransworldBooks

Book Description:

A detective rings the doorbell in the middle of the night.
He wants to ask Jack Baxi some questions. Jack fears the police have come to arrest him. But things quickly take a darker, more violent turn.

He isn’t here to solve a crime.
Because soon Jack is tortured and left for dead, with a young woman he’s never met before.

He’s here to commit a murder.
Now, running for their lives, Jack and Aisha set out on a perilous journey from Bradford to Delhi to expose a dangerous organisation – and to save the lives of the people they love…

My Thoughts:

Jack and Aisha are two strangers who are thrown together with no idea why. It not only leaves the reader with lots of question but for both of the characters also. They make an unlikely pairing but they pull together in their search for the truth.

The beginning of the story is set in Bradford with the remainder set in Delhi. The author’s descriptions had the settings playing out vividly in my mind. More so in Delhi where I could almost feel the unrelenting heat, smells and sounds. It was like he had transported me there. I really enjoyed Jack and Aisha’s characters but have to say that Cruise, someone we meet along the way, is definitely the underdog of the story but who I absolutely loved. At times he brings a bit of lightness into this otherwise dark read.

I would love to see this made into a film. It’s pretty much action packed which makes it a fast paced read as I had to keep reading just one more chapter as I couldn’t put the book down from the chapter before as my need to know what was going to happen next was too strong. There is so much within the storyline of betrayal, lies, secrets, family, I could go on but all make for an utterly compelling story.

The Blood Divide I believe is the author’s first standalone novel and boy is it a good one! There is never a dull moment and I couldn’t devour this book quickly enough to discover the truth. There are so many twists and turns which will have you trusting no one. As well as there being lots of thrills from all the action, there is also a melancholy to this book. At times it felt like someone was squeezing my heart as the story takes some unexpected turns that left me feeling highly emotional. I can’t wait to see what the author comes up with next for his readers!

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