Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Blood Will Tell by April Henry - ADVISABLE

Henry, April Blood Will Tell, 272 pgs., Henry Holt and Company, 2015, $ 13.78  Content:  PG-13 (violence, murder)

April, Ruby and Nick are back with Portland Search And Rescue (SAR). A body has been found in a vacant lot. Suspicion falls on Nick. Nick wants to be good at what he does, but the police find his fascination with violence and crime scenes suspicious. Can April and Ruby clear Nick? And still help solve the murder?

This was a fast paced book, quite a page-turner. I like the way April Henry describes crime scenes, how a grid search is performed, DNA testing, and other evidence gathering. It was frightening that police can question and interrogate teen suspects on just a “suspicion” and circumstantial evidence. She has done a lot of back ground research and written another great book. I look forward to further adventures of April, Nick and Ruby in the future.

MS, HS – ADVISABLE.  Reviewer: Ellen-Anita Olson, Librarian

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