“Sometimes the best revenge is not killing a person but psychologically torturing them,” Nathan is reminded in Jordyn Redwood’s novel, Poison.
~ What ~
Second in the Bloodline Trilogy, this three-hundred-fourteen-page paperback targets those interested in a Christian suspense novel involving families torn with guilt and revenge. With no profanity, topics of torture, murder, and death may not be appropriate for immature readers. The book includes acknowledgments and the author’s biography.
In this continuing story, it has been seven years since Keelyn Blake had to deal with her stepfather murdering her mother and a few siblings. When Raven, a step sister who lived through the ordeal, leaves her young daughter in Keelyn’s care under strange circumstances regarding Lucent, a once-thought hallucination, more injuries and deaths happen to those involved in the tragic case so many years ago.
A hostage negotiator, Lee Watson, is engaged to Keelyn and wants to protect her, but he hides the past regarding Lucent. With both protagonists approaching the past differently, not only is their personal safety in jeopardy but also is their romance. As they search why spider poison is the weapon of choice, many must come to terms with the past and their secrets.
~ Why ~
This book continues the saga of a multiple attacks and murders and how revenge and guilt play a part years later. Covering reading body language, psychology, and hypnosis, the story grabs the reader, wondering who is behind the onslaught of people mysteriously getting ill or dying.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like psychology and spiders will pass on the book. Others may not like reading murder mysteries. I had trouble with the believability of the two protagonists and their often inability contacting each other although they were engaged.
~ Who ~
A critical care and emergency nurse for almost twenty years, Redwood is also a blogger dedicated to helping authors write medically accurate fiction. She lives with her husband and family in Colorado, and this is her second novel.
~ Wish ~
I wish pronouns of God were capitalized for reverence. From a Christian standpoint, I wish the story had more reliance on the Almighty instead of seeming adding it in sporadically.
~ Want ~
If you want a revengeful mystery series about spider venom and its effects, this one reads easier than the first in the series.
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