Blood-Tied is a thriller based on murder and family secrets. To quote from the book description:
Esme Quentin is devastated when her sister Elizabeth is beaten unconscious, miles from her home. Two days later Esme discovers that Elizabeth has a secret past. Desperate for answers which the comatose Elizabeth cannot give, Esme enlists the help of her friend Lucy to search for the truth, unaware of the dangerous path she is treading. Together they unravel a tangle of bitterness, blackmail and dubious inheritance, and as the harrowing story is finally revealed, Esme stumbles upon evidence of a pitiful crime.
Realising too late the menace she has unwittingly unleashed, Esme is caught up in a terrifying ordeal. One that will not only test her courage and sanity but force her to confront her perception of birth and family.
When I'd finished reading the book I was pleased to join half a dozen other reviewers and give Blood-Tied a well deserved five star review. Since then the book has gained a total of eighteen four and five star reviews which include many accolades such as:
"A cracking mystery story"
"A great story, well researched"
"Family history - family mystery"
"Keep them coming, please!"
There are lots of great reviews for Blood-Tied on GoodReads as well.
In September 2014 the second Esme Quentin novel, The Indelible Stain, was published and it's just as good as the first. I'm certainly looking forward to reading the third Esme Quentin novel from Wendy Percival. To echo Amazon reviewer Suzy - Sudden lunch: "Keep them coming, please!"