I had picked up Blood for Blood because I was actually interested in reading the third book in this series, Snakes and Ladders, but since I had time, I thought I would start with book one. I don’t know if that was a mistake or not. After reading this book, I am not sure if I even want to continue in this series.
Blood for Blood was not a terrible read but it was certainly not compelling. Ziba was an interesting character and I was sorry for the loss of her husband but more of this story focused on her loss than I would have expected for a thriller. Then there was Ziba’s ridiculous expressions for every person she crossed. She was very crass and unnecessarily so. I just wasn’t a fan of the dialogue.
The story alternated between Ziba’s accounts of the present and the killer’s past recollections and I did like that. I always liked to get the view points from the main players in a story and I liked that the recollections were short in nature because that made it easier to deal with. I am not a fan of the subject matter that drove the killer to do the deeds that were being acted out.
There were also a few tropes taking place in Blood for Blood that were so obvious and not very exciting. Meh. The story didn’t start off very strong for me but I will admit that there was a point where it did take off and I couldn’t put it down. I liked that and that is the main reason why I might consider possibly continuing in this series.