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Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite
In Blood is Thicker Than Wine by Liz Eagle, Lil is given a box of old homicide notes that her grandfather had written and had been left in the attic untouched for all of those years. Lil begins reading these papers and cannot resist investigating and learning more about her grandparents' and parents' involvement. Lil looks for clues and remaining people who may have knowledge of what happened in that quiet country town. As she continues to read her grandfather’s notes, she has more and more doubts as to what really happened. Was it her aunt and uncle’s wine, was it the man charged for the crime, what else was going on that didn’t seem right? Lil is determined to find the answers. She finds herself in danger the closer she gets to discovering the truth but refuses to stop until she gets those answers.
Blood is Thicker Than Wine is a really interesting murder mystery that bounces back and forth from the present day to a 75-year-old murder case that left many questions unanswered. Author Liz Eagle did a wonderful job of jumping back and forth and keeping it very clear whether you were in the past or present. The characters all grabbed my attention and were either very likable or really not. Blood is Thicker than Wine is the kind of book that would make a great TV movie. There is a hint of the old time mystery mingled into a fresh new approach, making it a very enjoyable read. It is a very good story for any murder mystery fans.