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Reviewed by Alyssa Elmore for Readers' Favorite
A man must make an agonizing decision between love for his family or selling his integrity to keep his innocent daughter out of prison in the breathtakingly realistic novel, Blood Ties by Peter Taylor-Gooby. Ritchie Morlan leaves his career as an adman over the agency's sudden decline in morals. With more free time on his hands, he decides to reconnect with his grown children, Jack and Nic. Both anti-slavery activists like their deceased mother, Jack and Nic don't take his work seriously or believe that Ritchie would even understand what they do. On the contrary, Ritchie is proud of their efforts and how far they've come. Now he wants to join them as an adman, promoting their cause. Only, no matter how hard he tries, he keeps messing everything up. When his daughter Nic gets in over her head with a slave-trafficker, Ritchie is drawn into a scheme to make modern slavery legal in the U.K. In a desperate attempt to save his daughter's life and liberty, Ritchie makes a deal with a slimy politician; his daughter's life for a campaign to end all other campaigns. With little choice, Ritchie agrees. Now he has a plan to tip the balance. Will he finally succeed in helping his children in their fight? Or will he only succeed in losing his family?
Blood Ties by Peter Taylor-Gooby is a hair-raising look into a hopefully alternate, if not near future. The theme centers around modern slavery with ties to immigration and homelessness. Job equality, workers' rights, and a lackadaisical generation that doesn't feel a compulsion to work meld together to create an enticing undercurrent to an already exciting plot. As the story unfolds, it becomes frightening clear just how simple it would be to create the world Peter Taylor-Gooby so vividly describes. Humorous and heartbreaking, this novel is a must-read for the Millennial generation and anyone who enjoys a good British crime story.