Blood Moon (A Grant and Daniels Detective Kidnapping Series, #3) by Charlotte Raine



The author sent me a copy of this book (pdf format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  4  of  5  stars

(by Goodreads)

Aaron Grant is feeling hopeless, faithless, and singled out for tragedy. After losing his wife, his daughter, and now his foster son, Aaron tries to find himself again, which reluctantly includes getting help from his old pastor.

At the same time, Sarah Latham finds herself joining a cult that believes the end of the world is coming, and their job is to purge all evil from existence. In apocalyptic mayhem, Sarah plays a major part in their plans of murder, while Aaron tries to track down his son’s killer, while also figuring out his relationship with Teresa.

As the perceived end-time begins to creep closer, the only guarantee is that Satan is more than a personification of evil—sometimes he exists inside people, pulling them into the darkness.


Genre(s):  Thriller, Suspense

Series:  Grant & Daniels Detective Kidnapping, #3

Length:  140 pages

Release date:  2015-09-25



As he begins to drive, I glance at my hands. These hands have killed three people, but they look the same as they did before I killed them. Appearances are deceiving. Sometimes it looks like I’m a cute, little girl with no ill will toward anyone.


My Opinion

Blood Moon re-introduces the readers to the main characters Aaron, Teresa and Sarah. Taking turns, Aaron, Teresa and Sarah tell us about their lives – not only about current events, we also learn a little more about their thoughts and feelings. This book has a pleasant flow; the individual chapters are not too long, the respective header shows you unmistakably the current narrator and the time she or he is telling about.

With Blood Moon, Charlotte Raine has created a different approach on telling a detective series. Blood Moon is a well balanced story about a serial killer with believable (and sometimes disturbing) characters – believable because we get some insight into their ways of thinking, getting to know possible virtues and flaws. Some of the characters were giving me the creeps, others made me cheer them on. Charlotte Raine slowly reveals her protagonists’ characters; the story has a steady pace – it is just right, keeping the thrill on an equally steady level. I was drawn into the story, a luckily invisible observer. Blood Moon is a good read for thriller fans interested in a light trip into the human psyche, enjoying suspense and a love story on the side.

This is a pleasant read. I still need to get hold of the first instalment as I am curious about Grant & Daniels beginnings.

In brief:

Writing Good
Plot Some twists
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Steady
Characters Developed
Violence Some violence
Sexual content No sexual content (some hints)
POV First person (alternating)


About the author

Charlotte Raine is the author of several romantic suspense books with more on the way. She worked in marketing and advertising for 15 years before focusing on her true passion, telling great stories. Charlotte gets inspiration for her writing from the scenic but serene mountains around her home in Vail, Colorado.When she is not writing you will find her after a long day of skiing at one of the many lodges in Vail. She will most likely be next to a warm fire, drinking a glass of wine and telling stories.
Connect with the Author:

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Blood Moon?  Or – if you did not yet read Blood Moon  – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If Blood Moon was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂



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