Welcome sequel to Blood Pond…
Publisher: Amber Allure
Cover Artist: Trace Edward Zaber
Rating: 4.0 of 5 Stars
(Book 2 of the Blood Pond series)
Sequel to the Amber Allure best-seller Blood Pond…
When another head is found in Blood Pond, Detective August Greystone must try to keep his own head while searching for the killer. All this time, August and his lover Bruce Monkton have tried to put the past behind them and build a secure and happy future as a couple, only to be brutally reminded of the terrible circumstances that initially brought them together.
With few clues and even fewer witnesses, August feels like a fish out of water, trying to deal with the memories of his own brother’s murder years earlier. Bruce’s assertion that someone is after him also weighs heavily on his mind, making August wonder if Bruce is actually insane after all.
Questions never truly answered resurface along with the boy’s head in Blood Pond. Is a serial killer still on the prowl hunting for fresh victims, or has the murderous psychopath been at August’s side, and sharing his bed, all along?
This book contains subject matter that may not be suitable for the more sensitive reader.
This is the sequel to Blood Pond where we met unlikely lovers August, a homicide detective who is trying to find the last man to see his young brother alive and Bruce who is that man. They had a pretty rough time in Blood Pond and the murder mystery was never totally solved, as there was someone calling the shots and assisting or driving Clay Monkton, Bruce’s twin brother, to participate in awful murders.
Gus and Bruce have been lovers and partners for several years since the first book, and as Bruce had been at a convention they meet up to have a romantic weekend at a nearby hotel, which is in the area where the Blood Pond murders took place. They are pulled into an investigation when another murder takes place at Blood Pond whilst they are there, Gus is assigned to lead the case. They have a rough time again in this sequel, but many questions are answered and why Bruce is still so mentally fragile after all these years is revealed.
There is jealousy, tests of loyalty, murders and some pretty awful people, but it is a good mystery and a good follow up to the first book. It is gory and there is a warning with this book from the publishers as pedophilia is a theme, but murders are horrid and murder mysteries that are sanitised are usually less than satisfactory.
This is a well written murder mystery with two engaging main characters and some intriguing twists. Although strictly by word number we call this a novella, I would class it more as a short novel.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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