Friday, October 21, 2016

Review: FAMILY TIES by Christina Morgan

Like Father, Like Daughter was a great way to introduce Libby Carter, an intuitive and sensible paralegal, in the Flesh & Blood trilogy. In the first book, she discovers her husband’s dead body and is accused of his murder with the whole plot revolving around clearing herself of the charges.

Now, in Book 2, the saga continues with Libby pursuing a career as a private investigator, which, judging by how she was able to prove her innocence in the first book, she had a natural knack for. Family Ties begins with her father professing his innocence to the I-75 serial killings and asking Libby to exonerate him. For years, she believed him to be this cold-blooded killer, but the look in his eyes showed her that he may be telling the truth. Ultimately, what it boiled down to for Libby was: family. Blood is thicker than water, after all. Family ties. So, her very first case would be her father’s case.

Of course, the most obvious question was: Why would her father confess to the killings if he was innocent?

Thus, begins a case of preliminary tactics and extensive research as Libby seeks to find the truth. With the help of a computer-savvy assistant and a smokin’ hot police detective, Libby will learn that there’s much more to this case than she realized. Once more, the killings are starting up again, except it couldn’t be her father this time. The real killer?

The reader will be hooked from page one. Again, the author has penned another well-written work. What may have complicated the plot was the in-depth look at the history, which was challenging to trail, considering the case was like over 20 years old, but this’ll compel the reader nonetheless, especially when secrets are revealed. The book was well-paced and thoroughly crafted, making it an enjoyable and engaging thriller. A gripping read!

My rating: 5 stars

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