Review: Blood Will Tell (Point Last Seen #2) by April Henry
Published: June 16, 2015
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Genre: Thriller, Murder, Mystery, Teen, YA
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk
What happens when someone who’s only ever wanted to be a hero becomes a suspect?
When a woman’s body is found in a Portland park, suspicion falls on an awkward teen who lives only a few blocks away, owns several knives, loves first-person shooter video games, and doodles violent scenes in his school notebooks. Nick Walker goes from being a member of a Search and Rescue team to the prime suspect in a murder, his very interest in SAR seen as proof of his fascination with violence. How is this even possible? And can Alexis and Ruby find a way to help clear Nick’s name before it’s too late?
So I saw this book at my son's book fair. What called to me first was the cover and when I saw the author's name I was thinking no way that is the same author I read another book by not too long ago. So I went to Goodreads and searched up and what do you know this is book two in Point Last Seen series!! I LOVED that book so I knew I had to own this one and I am so glad I did. I really enjoyed how amazing this book was for me. Yes this is probably geared towards the teens but I love seeing how SAR works and does its job. Being a grown adult I want to go and volunteer myself. Another thing I enjoy with this book is the fact that the chapters are short so if I had to put it down I wasn't in the middle of a chapter.
With Blood Will Tell I literally read it within a day I was DEVOURING the story and the characters. We start off with a missing girl and that is where I thought our story would take place no it doesn't. Not too far where Nick lives one of the teens that is part of the SAR's program a girl is murdered. We see how Nick handles being a suspect when he knows for certain he didn't do it. He will also get answers to something in his past. This was a shocker for me. With the help of Alexis and Ruby they are determined to help Nick clear his name but if it isn't Nick who can it be? Because we all know DNA doesn't lie.....
As far as character's go I liked all of them and especially how well informed Ruby is on the police matters. Alexis has a big heart and with her taking care of her mother and trying to build her own self up is amazing. Nick I am not too sure on him I really like him but goodness boy quite getting so sick lol.
I think this is going to be a great series and I am excited to see where it goes and how far.
I write mysteries and thrillers. I live in Portland, Oregon with my family.
If you've read one of my books, I would love to hear from you. Hearing from readers makes me eager to keep writing.
When I was 12, I sent a short story about a six-foot tall frog who loved peanut butter to Roald Dahl, the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He liked it so much he arranged to have it published in an international children's magazine.
My dream of writing went dormant until I was in my 30s, working at a corporate job, and started writing books on the side. Those first few years are now thankfully a blur. Now I'm very lucky to make a living doing what I love. I have written 20 novels for adults and teens, with more on the way. My books have gotten starred reviews, been picked for Booksense, translated into six languages, been named to state reading lists, and won the Oregon Book Award.