My Review of “Blood Will Tell” by April Henry

October 24, 2015 at 11:28 am Leave a comment

BloodWillTellIt’s the last day of Teen Read Week. But keep reading this month! If you can’t think of what to read, try this mystery, part of the “Point Last Seen” series.

Nick has always wanted to join the military, just like his hero dad, who died when Nick was young. To get there, he’s working with Search and Rescue to help find lost people, save people in trouble, and learn discipline and teamwork. But one case will change Nick’s life, when he goes from hero…to suspect. And when secrets come out about his own family, Nick doesn’t know who he can trust.

It’s been a while since I read a mystery, but I’ve read April Henry before and I know she’s great at what she does. This is in the “Point Last Seen” series, so if you’re someone who wants to read in order, go back to “The Body in the Woods.” I didn’t read that one, though, and it didn’t bother me to read the second book first.

I flew through this book. The short chapters and shifting points of view kept the action going. The mystery isn’t necessarily who killed the woman found near Nick’s house, it’s how Nick became a suspect in the first place, and how the real killer could be brought to justice. Nick’s Search and Rescue friends each have their own issues (Ruby’s social awkwardness; Alexis’ secrets about her home life), but they are there for Nick when it counts.  I’d recommend this book if you like unusual mysteries with forensic details, books with shifting points of view, and characters who show their loyalty when it counts.

 

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