Blood Money is a fast-paced, thrill ride of a book that leaves you guessing until the very end.
When Tony Robson gets tragic news about his son, he goes to extreme measures to save his child. As a parent, the book made me think about what lengths I would go to for my family. Tony is likable and brave, good qualities in a protagonist.
There are other dramas wrapped up in this as well. Sally, a young drug addict, battles for her life and the life of her friend. She, too, is brave and likable. In fact, I enjoyed her story more than that of Tony’s. From the blurb, it isn’t clear that she would be the central focus of the novel, but she is. If I had one complaint about the book, it’s that the description doesn’t match the actual plot as well as it might. Tony is more of a fringe character. Not that this lessened my enjoyment of the book, but it did confuse me at first since I thought he was meant to be the central figure.
I was also somewhat taken aback by the ending since some of the threads were left hanging. True, a lot of it was wrapped up really well, but I had a sense that there was more to follow. I believe, however, that this book is part of a series, so it’s quite likely that the characters will continue on.
Blood Money is a very enjoyable thriller, and I would definitely read more of this author’s books.
Thanks to Joffe Books and NetGalley for the ARC.