Today I am reviewing The Bonds of Blood by Rob Sinclair. This was released on the 20th of May, published by Canelo.
One perfect family. One deadly secret. One killer on the loose.
Annie and Terry Eccles seemed to have it all, until one night they are brutally murdered in their bed.
Called in to head up the case, DI Dani Stephens delves into the couple’s past, quickly realising that beneath the comfortable veneer of this apparently golden family, lies uncomfortable truths.
But when Dani finds her own safety threatened, it becomes clear that someone wants those truths to remain hidden – whatever it takes…
Perfect for fans of Stuart Macbride and Peter James, this is a completely original and utterly unputdownable crime thriller from a modern master.
Once again my broken record is on repeat here as I say how much I absolutely love this series! The Bonds of Blood, is the fourth instalment, and is another fantastic addition to it. Yes, it can be read as a standalone, but I do recommend you starting from the beginning as there is a lot of back story to be gained.
The Bonds of Blood has a very well thought out plot and has been expertly executed. All throughout my knuckles were white as I was hanging on to my kindle for dear life devouring every word. Rob Sinclair really knows how to engage his readers and have you completely under his spell.
I really enjoyed how this one played out and particularly liked how the reader is transported to the past where it is told from Terry Eccles point of view. This stood out to me, as it is not very often where you get such a thorougher backstory on a murder victim and their family like you do here.
As always it is good to catch back up with DI Dani Stephens and to see how she has been getting on after her last case. She has her work cut out for her on this one, as the more that is uncovered, the more it shows that the Eccles family have a lot of skeletons in their closet and are not as perfect as they have portrayed to the outside.
The Bonds of Blood is an intense and full of suspense read and I loved every minute of it. A thrilling ride from start to finish, if you haven’t read this series you need to get on to it immediately. I guarantee you won’t regret it!
Thank you to Rob Sinclair, Canelo and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Bonds of Blood, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Let’s Get to Know Rob Sinclair
Rob specialised in forensic fraud investigations at a global accounting firm for thirteen years. He began writing in 2009 following a promise to his wife, an avid reader, that he could pen an ‘unputdownable’ thriller.
Since then, Rob has sold over a million copies of his critically acclaimed and bestselling thrillers in the Enemy, James Ryker and Sleeper series. His work has received widespread critical acclaim, with many reviewers and readers likening Rob’s work to authors at the very top of the genre, including Lee Child and Vince Flynn.
Originally from the North East of England, Rob has lived and worked in a number of fast paced cities, including New York, and is now settled in the West Midlands with his wife and young sons.