Lin Le Versha
Published by Hobeck Books, I have a review as part of their blog tour for Blood Ties, thanks to them for also gifting the book in-exchange of an honest review.
A book full of mysterious family dynamics and a murder. This is an engaging Steph Grant Murder Mystery. Find out the blurb and my full review below.
Hector Percy appears to have it all. He shares his magnificent home, Glebe Hall, with his beloved wife Esme and son Jack, alongside their two closest friends and their daughter. But beneath the veneer of entitlement, Hector lives in fear of those who might snatch away his inheritance. Esme suspects he’s right; they’d created the perfect existence but now the arrangement is crumbling. If that happens their blissful life at Glebe Hall would be over.
Then tragedy strikes, forcing Hector and Esme to confront their future far sooner than they expected. One moment tearing the two families apart. Is this the end of their dreams?
Former detective Steph Grant finds herself embroiled in the family dynamics as she, along with partner and former boss, DI Hale, are pulled into the investigation. Delving into the history of the two families and the Hall, Steph and Hale unearth buried secrets – secrets that shake the very foundations of Glebe Hall, secrets that will change the future forever.
Let’s start off with the home – Glebe Hall. It is absolutely magnificent in all its splendour. What I’d give for even 1 day and night in such a place! Hector Percy, Esme and their son have it all. They do, however, also share with friends – Jon and Madeline and their daughter. It should be a nice arrangement that’s set up, but in a way it’s like a warning about sharing your home, especially one as grand as Glebe Hall. What may seem a good idea at the time, doesn’t necessarily mean that any agreement and arrangement lasts. Before long, what should be an exceedingly comfortable life becomes uncomfortable.
The family dynamics and how everything changes and crumbles and how lives can be changed forever is an engaging read and is written in a way that is compelling. The atmosphere changes in an instant and becomes toxic, meaning that not everyone even wants to stay under the same roof, no matter the grandeur of it all.
Steph Grant and Hale are on the case of a murder and what she finds in her investigation is the darkest secrets, making the case even more twisted than first suspected as the families have things they’d rather not have surface into any domain outside the walls of Glebe Hall…
The future is uncertain, but what is certain is that this is a book not be missed!