• Title: Bad Blood
  • Author: Aline Templeton
  • ISBN: 9780749013554
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bad Blood It can be hard beating your brain to dredge up something you ve forgotten But how would it be if you couldn t forget anything ever Except of course the one thing you desperately want to know why at
    It can be hard beating your brain to dredge up something you ve forgotten But how would it be if you couldn t forget anything ever Except, of course, the one thing you desperately want to know why, at the age of eleven, you had been found alone in an isolated cottage, with a head injury and your mother gone And why had the police investigation been so strangely low keyIt can be hard beating your brain to dredge up something you ve forgotten But how would it be if you couldn t forget anything ever Except, of course, the one thing you desperately want to know why, at the age of eleven, you had been found alone in an isolated cottage, with a head injury and your mother gone And why had the police investigation been so strangely low key Twenty years later, Keira, a victim of hyperkinaesia, is asking questions, hoping that the answers may break the loop that runs constantly in her mind of that last day before her life fell apart And she s looking for a woman who was a young police officer then who might be able to tell her what she needs to know If she will DI Marjory Fleming seems oddly reluctant It s ironic that she should recommend forgetting about it, but as threatening shadows of the past begin to gather, Keira realises that it was sound advice If there was any way she could take it.

    One Reply to “Bad Blood”

    1. I just picked this off the shelf in the library, not realising it was part of a series, indeed it is the eighth story featuring D.I. Marjory Fleming and set in the Galloway region of Scotland. However, despite not being totally 'au fait' with some of the personal contexts with the characters, the crime mystery itself more than compensated for that. After brief scene-setting in 1986 and 1993, the story is largely set in 2013 - Marnie Bruce was a young girl in 1993 when she was hit over the head a [...]

    2. A big leap for me from the first in the series to this and it looks as though I may have missed some interesting times. However, it was easy enough to get back into the setup. As with the first novel there's some domestic stuff going on for DI Fleming teeters on the brink of being the same old 'dilemmas of a working mother' stuff but avoids falling in. Meanwhile one of her officers is having 'dilemmas of a working daughter' and that's well conveyed, especially the effect on her sleep.It's an eng [...]

    3. Alas the last of the DI Fleming (so far we will definitely keep and eye out for the next one)This one encompasses three crimes, the murder of a young boy forty years ago, the assault on another child and the disappearance of her mother twenty years ago, and the recent murder of a woman who had connections to the first two. One connecting link is Marnie Bruce was knocked unconscious and left for dead the night her mother disappeared, and subsequently put into foster care. Now Marnie wants to know [...]

    4. Great Seriesjust read all the DI Fleming in just about one gulp. they are beautifully written, full of lovable and hate-able characters and tense, fast paced story lines. Marjory is believable and deals with working-woman situations as we all dometimes well and often guilt ridden and anxiety filled. I can't wait for the next installment. PS. the first book wasn't the best, so if you are a bit skeptical do keep going!!

    5. OK Aline, get to writing! LOL I LOVE this series, I'm so glad to see everyone together and getting along, and the plot hooked me in and kept me reading (until 2 AM!) Great series. Aline Templeton is a wee dancer!

    6. 3 1/2 stars. Definitely a good mystery with some creepy people. The buildup was pretty good, but it suffered from some passages that cooled down the suspense.(And why does this summary have the names wrong?)

    7. A really good read - her easy style means you can get through it quickly, but you just want to keep going until you find out what happened. I highly recommend this author - have enjoyed all of her books.

    8. 3.5 Stars. One of the better books in this series. It includes a newish female DC who is an interesting character. As of December 2014 this was the most recent book in this series. It is in no way a final book but there is no sign that the author has written or is writing another.

    9. Another great read from Aline Templeton I'm so glad I discovered this series. The mystery at the centre of this book is an interesting one & kept me interested right to the end. I do hope Aline Templeton keeps this character & this series coming!

    10. Still not tired of this series, really sick of Cat's attitude and Marjory being such a wimp about it. Other than Cat, I liked this story very much. Nice tight mystery, a few twists, and then a satisfying ending. The baddies in this are about as horrible as they can get, vermin.

    11. It was good getting back to Scotland and Big Marge. A satisfying read compared to some of the twaddle I've been reading. Realistic characters with flaws and heart.

    12. I liked how all the strands tied together in this one. Although liked is not really the right word for enjoying something frightening, sadistic and horrible. Heh.

    13. If you've got this far in the series you will again be satisfied. Intricate plot weaving, well handled characterisations.

    14. Okay, now I've read all the books in this series, and I need the author to write another one. I have really enjoyed them.

    15. Another great mystery solved by DI Fleming in the beautiful and bleak surroundings of Galloway.

    16. As good as it gets. I have read this series in order. Complex plots and characters, very human situations and problems, very credible depth on the psychological side. Not sure if they keep getting better, but the standard has been pretty high for all 8 that I have read. This one is certainly among the best I have read in this series. One difficult thing in all these books is the number of characters that get introduced early. I have to make a real effort to keep track of who's who until I get ab [...]

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