The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh


Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

A well written and suspenseful novel and a coming of age story dealing with the mystery of two women one who is murdered and the other who disappeared and both a generation apart.

Lucy grew up never knowing what happened to her mother but when a friend of hers goes messing she sets out to find answers and what she discovers brings the truth back into her own family.  This is not a happily-ever-after land for Lucy. Not when we first meet her.

A solid suspenseful and atmospheric debut. A novel exploring the ties of blood and exactly how much one will do for family. A fast moving novel that reveals secrets kept and crimes hidden. How much does one really know about the people to which one is closest?

If you are looking for a good mystery with a strong sense of place, some compelling suspenseful moments combined with great descriptions of the rural countryside and life, then The Weight of Blood is very likely for you. I will look forward very much to Laura McHugh’s future novels.

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