In the Blood by Sara Hantz
For seventeen years Jed Franklin’s life was normal. Then his father was charged with the abuse and murder of four young boys and normal became a nightmare.
His mom’s practically a walking zombie, he’s lost most of his friends, and the press camps out on his lawn. The only things that keep him sane are his little sis; his best friend and dream girl, Summer; and the alcohol he stashes in his room. But after Jed wakes up from a total blackout to discover a local kid has gone missing—a kid he was last seen talking to—he’s forced to face his greatest fear: that he could somehow be responsible.
In a life that’s spiraled out of control, Jed must decide if he chooses his own destiny with Summer by his side or if the violent urges that plagued his father are truly in the blood…
This book I've received for honest review, so here it is:
I really like to read different kinds of books with a little unusual/strange not so everyday subject.
In the Blood is dark, depressed, but very interesting book I have to say. It is not a book you would happily read and it's also a book that I will continue to read even though it's very painful and depressing.
You can feel JED's pain and his struggles when his life unexpectedly turns upside down. His father was accused of abuse and murder of four young boys. The family was shocked, they didn't have a slightest idea that their good father and a loving husband could be such a monster. Jed’s mum became a zombie after the night that police arrested his dad and Jed had to take care of his little sister who didn't know what was going on.
Jed was scared that he would become just like his dad and until he finally faced him he was convinced that he was just like his dad and this made him more stressful and anxious. For more details you have to read the book. :)
I was happy to see that he finds something good in his life and I really liked how Sara Hantz made him grow a little every time he was with Summer (the girl he adored so much).
There is a good lesson in this book. People who love you can change your life to better, but they can
also turn it into a living hell.
I would recommend this book to everyone who is done with ordinary books and seeks a little more darker stories.