'Brisbane 1999. It's hot. Stormy. Dangerous. The waters of the Brisbane River are rising. The rains won't stop. People's nerves are on edge. And then . . .
A body is found.
And then another.
And another.

A string of seemingly ritualized but gruesome murders. All the victims are men. Affluent. Guys with nice houses, wives and kids at private schools. All have had their throats cut. Tabloid headlines shout, THE VAMPIRE KILLER STRIKES AGAIN!

Detective Constable Lara Ocean knows the look. The 'my-life-will-never-be-the-same-again look'. She's seen it too many times on too many faces. Telling a wife her husband won't be coming home. Ever again. Telling her the brutal way he was murdered. That's a look you never get used to.

Telling a mother you need her daughter to come to the station for questioning. That's another look she doesn't want to see again.

And staring into the eyes of a murderer, yet doubting you've got it right. That's the worst look of all - the one you see in the mirror. Get it right, you're a hero and the city is a safer place. Get it wrong and you destroy a life. And a killer remains free. Twenty years down the track, Lara Ocean will know the truth.'

This book was amazing.

I was not expect to love this book as much as I did. I am usually not a fan of Crime stories, as I am usually able to predict what s going to happen, but this book kept me on edge and genuinely surprised me.

I loved the fact that this book took place over 20 years. This allowed us to see the characters grow and change over that time. The characters in this book were amazing. They we relatable and that made it easy to connect with them.

The crime aspect of this book was also really realistic. Seeing it all play out made for a really interesting reading experience.

Tony Cavanaugh did a fantastic job with this book. I was captivated from the first page and I found myself on the edge of my seat as the story unfolded. There wasn't a dull moment in this book.

If you are a crime fan or you are looking for a really compelling reading experience, this is the book for you.

Blood River by Tony Cavanaugh will take you on a journey filled with twists and turns.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker