Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Blood Ties by Nicholas Guild

Blood Ties by Nicholas Guild - Thoughts in ProgressAuthor Nicholas Guild explores a different aspect of a serial killer in his latest psychological thriller, BLOOD TIES.

Guild explores the mind of the serial killer, but also his relationship with his son and the effects his madness has had on his son.

Young women are being brutally murdered in the San Francisco Bay Area. A lucky breaks leads homicide detective Ellen Ridley of the SFPD to believe she’s found a link to the killer. But as more evidence comes into play, Ridley discovers she has the killer’s son as her number one suspect.

Stephen Tregear, a hacker and code breaker for the military, has been tracking his father for years trying to stay one step ahead of him. Tregear ran away from home when he was a young boy after discovering a dead woman in the back of his father’s van.

Forming an unlikely bond, Ridley and Tregear team up to put a stop to Tregear’s father before he kills again. The elderly Tregear is also out to silence his son for good. 

The closer the duo get to the killer, the closer their attraction grows. The showdown between father and son heightens the surprise ending.

BLOOD TIES is a fast-pace, adrenaline-fueled thriller. The action is suspenseful and will keep you on the edge of your seat. The twists and turns will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions.

Guild has created complex characters that will amaze you. Guild dives into the chilling world of a serial killer and takes readers on a hair-rising journey.

Author Nicholas Guild’s website is HERE.

Blood Ties by Nicholas Guild, Forge Books, @2015, ISBN: 978-0765378453, Hardcover, 320 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have you ever stopped to think about the family of a serial killer? Do they know what’s going on? Would the killer hurt his own family if they did discover his acts of violence?

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  1. Oooh.
    I have indeed thought about the families of serial killers. A dreadful life to live. Could they have stopped it? Should they have stopped it? How? At what cost?

    1. Elephant's Child, I agree it would be a dreadful life to live. I think about the guilt they might feel if they didn't know. Would they blame themselves for not seeing it?

  2. His son is playing a deadly cat and mouse game to catch him. Must lead to some mixed emotions - he's your father, but he's killed and he wants to kill you.

    1. Alex, there are some very mixed emotions throughout the book. The thing I didn't mention was the boy's mother had gone missing a few years before he realized his father was a killer.

  3. It is interesting, Mason, to think about the killer's family. After all, all killers come from somewhere, and one does wonder what those people go through. Thanks for sharing this.


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