Today, I will be sharing my review of Out For Blood by Deborah Masson with you all.
DI Eve Hunter is back.
A young man, the son of an influential businessman, is discovered dead in his central Aberdeen apartment.
Hours later, a teenaged girl with no identification is found hanged in a suspected suicide.
As DI Eve Hunter and her team investigate the two cases, they find themselves in a tug-of-war between privilege and poverty; between the elite and those on the fringes of society.
Then an unexpected breakthrough leads them to the shocking conclusion: that those in power have been at the top for too long – and now, someone is going to desperate lengths to bring them down…
Can they stop someone who is dead set on revenge, no matter the cost?
I read Deborah Masson’s debut novel, Hold Your Tongue (REVIEW HERE), towards the end of 2019, and I loved it so much, that it became one of my top 5 books of the year. When I found out that there was going to be a 2nd book in the DI Eve Hunter series, I couldn’t wait to read it, and I was lucky enough to get an ARC of Out For Blood through NetGalley.
Two dead bodies to kick off the story, what a way to grab your attention! The deaths are very different circumstances, but we soon learn that all is not what it seems with both, and there are definitely big secrets lingering just beneath the surface.
Despite Eve still struggling from previous injuries, and her mental health (read Hold Your Tongue to find out more), she is as good as ever, and I loved reading how her team tackles the two cases simultaneously. Both cases are extremely interesting, and reveal quite a few unexpected details along the way.
I really do enjoy reading about Eve and her team. You get an insight in to each individual character, as well as seeing them as one. They all have different personalities, but that is why they work so well together, even if they sometimes have to keep each other in line. Sometimes their methods are a little unorthodox, but that’s what keeps the story interesting.
Throughout the book, I had my suspicions about a few of the characters, and my theories as to what had happened/who had done it, but nothing prepared me for the truth. The ending is full of so many twists, and so much happens, it has you on the edge of your seat, and I would never have seen that ending coming. Deborah Masson does a fantastic job of bringing everything together, and leaves no loose ends.
The whole story is full of shocks, revelations, and unearthing of secrets. It is gripping, exciting, and really highlights how privilege can make people believe they are untouchable (and shows how in some ways, they almost are).
I am desperately hoping for more in the DI Eve Hunter series, because I am definitely not ready to let this team go any time soon!
A huge thank you to NetGalley, Random House UK, Transworld Publishers for providing me with an ARC, in exchange for an honest review.
I give Out For Blood a 4 star rating.
*TRIGGER WARNINGS: human trafficking, rape, suspected suicide, murder, abuse (mental and physical), mention of drug and alcohol abuse*
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