Review: Thicker Than Blood by Mike Omer

Thicker Than Blood Mike Omer

Synopsis and Details:

From Washington Postand Amazon Charts bestselling author Mike Omer comes the chilling conclusion to Zoe Bentley’s decades-long nightmare.

A murderer who drinks his victim’s blood? FBI profiler Zoe Bentley and Agent Tatum Gray thought they’d seen it all, but this young woman’s barbaric murder is especially hard to stomach.

They didn’t expect to work this case. But vampirism aside, the murderer’s MO is identical to that of Rod Glover—the serial killer who’s been pursuing Zoe since childhood. Forensics reveals the murder to be his work, but not his alone; desperate to fulfill his sick purpose, he has taken on an equally depraved partner.

Zoe’s own frustration grows after another woman turns up dead and drained—and another goes missing. Time is running out: Zoe knows her own death will be the climax of Glover’s sinister play, which has been unfolding for twenty years. To stop Glover and his vile partner, she’ll need to plunge deep into their motives; but this means drawing ever closer to becoming another casualty of a dark, dark thirst.

Series: Zoe Bentley Mystery #3  |  Genres: Contemporary, Crime, Thriller  |  Release Date: June 23, 2020  |  Publisher: Thomas and Mercer  | Pages: 429  |  ISBN: 978-1542042444  |  ASIN: B07RSRYJY4  |  Format: ARC  |  Source: Netgalley

Review with Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Thicker than Blood was another great story in the Zoe Bentley series but I missed the burgeoning camaraderie between Zoe and Tatum. Zoe’s obsession with catching serial killer Rod Glover was the true driver of this story and she definitely started to show signs that she was unraveling. For the most part Zoe and Tatum worked together but she spent much of that time in her own head with Tatum playing a supportive role. Everything taking place was personal to Zoe and there was much riding on the successful capture of her arch nemesis. To me, it just felt as if the spark was missing between these characters.

The mystery in Thicker than Blood was downright thrilling as well as disgusting and despicable. I was intrigued from the start and I loved having the viewpoint of the antagonist. There was much tension in this story as the death counts continued to pile up and Zoe became even more frustrated with how close and yet how far she was from bringing Rod and his unknown accomplice down. The pacing was fast and setting this book down was truly not an option for me. I loved that the twists in this story were surprising, intriguing, and fueled my desire for justice. Overall, Thicker than Blood was a complex mystery that chilled me to the bone as well as captivated my interest from start to finish!

*Thank you to Thomas & Mercer & NetGalley for this eARC of Thicker rhan Blood*

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This review is based on a complimentary book I received. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.

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