Friday, 13 October 2017

Innocent Blood by Linda S. Prather - Blog Blitz Review

Today Life Of A Nerdish Mum is proud to be one of the stops on the blog blitz for Innocent Blood by Linda S. Prather. Innocent Blood is the second book in the Redmond Investigations series. 

Innocent Blood

Loki Redmond swore she’d never return to the reservation, but two missing hunters and the ancient Choctaw myth of Nalusa Falaya take her and her brother, Dadron, on a dangerous trek through the wilderness.

Meanwhile, her partner Jake Savior, heads to Tunica, Mississippi, to investigate the second mass killing by a Choctaw police officer. Are the cases connected?

The only thing they know for sure is innocent blood has been shed, and unless they can find the source more are going to die.

My Review

Well Innocent Blood certainly starts the way it means to go on and it gets it's hooks into you right from the very start. I loved how it started and it certainly got my attention. 

Innocent Blood is full of fabulous characters and I love the importance given to family, loyalty and friendship. It's not something you always see in crime novels so it really stood out to me. Loki and Jake, really work well together and their differing "methods" make things interesting. 

This is the second book in the series, though it is the first book I have read. I felt I could quite easily pick up past goings on from the history the author gives in the story, so it can definitely be read as a stand alone. However I think I would have been happier reading The Forgotten first (so obviously I am now going to read that as I enjoyed Innocent Blood so much). 

I thought the story was really well written and it was incredibly clever how things were connected. I thought the concept of Loki's connection with the spirits was really well done and very respectful. It was also really interesting reading about Choctaw Indian's as I can't recall any books I have read in which there are Choctaw characters. Their culture is incredibly rich and fascinating. 

Overall a really brilliant book and one that I really enjoyed. 

I gave this book 4 stars. 

About The Author

Linda S. Prather is the NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author of 8 novels including two legal thrillers, a paranormal FBI series, one romance, and her current series involving Loki Redmond, a Choctaw private investigator and Jake Savior, a former police officer. Linda lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband and grandchild, along with the "king" of the house, a Shitzu name Popcorn. Her latest release, Innocent Blood is her second in the Loki Redmond/Jake Savior series. In Linda's own words: "This book is my favourite so far. My grandfather was a full-blooded Native American, and my mother half Native American. Prior to my marriage and children I studied Shamanism and developed a true love for nature. Studying the Choctaw history, customs, myths and religions was fascinating. Taking the facts I learnt and weaving them into Loki's story and her investigation into the disappearance of two hunters on the reservation was an emotional roller coaster for me. I found myself crying quite often."

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