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The Weight of Blood

The Weight of Blood - Laura McHugh
The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh .

A well written and suspenseful novel and a coming of age story dealing with the mystery of two women one who is murdered and the other who disappeared and both a generation apart.
The story about the two women is told in alternation chapters in two different time frames and yet this works very well for this book and the author keeps the story flowing with enough suspense to keep the reader interested and turning those pages.

This is a debut novel by Laura McHugh and it is very well written with all the elements of suspense, mystery and southern gothic tone of a seasoned writer.
I enjoyed the stroy and the secrets that unravelled as the tale unfolded. The characters are cleverly written and the plot is well paced and edgy.

An enjoyable read and I will look forward to other books from this author.

My thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book in return for an honest review.