Title: Blood Orchids
Author: Toby Neal
Lei has overcome a scarred past to make a life for herself as a cop in the sleepy Big Island town of Hilo.
On a routine patrol she finds two murdered teenagers—one of whom she’d recently busted. The girl’s harsh life and tragic death touches a chord with Lei, and she becomes obsessed with the case. The killer is drawn to her intensity and stalks her, feeding on her vulnerabilities and toying with her sanity.
Steaming volcanoes, black sand beaches and shrouded fern forests are the backdrop to Lei’s quest for answers. She finds herself falling in love for the first time—but the stalker is closer than she can imagine, and threads of the past are tangled in her future. Lei is determined to find the killer—but he already knows where she lives.
I curled up over the weekend to read this book. At first when i found it on iBooks i was hesitant. I didn’t know if i would be drawn into it like other books I’ve read. Neal didn’t disappoint however, as I was brought in to the story like one of Lei’s arrests. I couldn’t put it down until I finished it, so managed to finish it in just a few hours. I loved the complexity of the characters, and felt like i could relate to lei.
I give this book a solid 5 stars, and would recommend it to anyone who loves a good read.
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