April 6, 2022

Blood Sugar

"Did I get away with it three times, just to later be accused of murdering someone I truly loved and didn't kill?" ~ 61%

Never mind that Ruby is a murderess. She just isn't guilty of THIS murder in question. She's an animal-loving therapist capable of feeling empathy, having long-lasting friendships and adoring her husband. When readers first meet Ruby, she is being accused of murdering her husband. Ironically, this is one murder she did not commit.

The narration in Blood Sugar alternates between Ruby being interrogated at the police station and her memories of past crimes. It is meant for readers to like Ruby and even sympathize with her being wrongly accused. A great debut thriller idea but it just fell short.

Stories are not complete without three (3) parts: beginning, middle and end. A perfect novel has a perfect balance of these key parts. Unfortunately in Blood Sugar, that balance was off. I appreciate a good backstory but geez. It should not take damn near half the novel (~ 40%) to get to the victim in question. By the end of the novel, I lost interest and still found the main character extremely unlikable. I recommend bookhearts skip this one.

Happy Early Pub Day, Sascha Rothchild! Blood Sugar will be available Tuesday, April 19.

Disclaimer: An advance copy was received directly from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.

Title: Blood Sugar
Author: Sascha Rothchild
Published: April 2022
Pages: 336
Edition: Galley
Genre: Thriller
Rating: 🖤 🖤 

No comments:

Post a Comment