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Bold Blood

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  15 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
The phone call ended seven years of exile, but was a catalyst for murder . . . When Dr Caitlin Summerfield took the message, her satisfying life included a rich, sexy boyfriend, an exciting career and, best of all, she was free of the emotional maelstrom that characterised her disastrous relationship with her mother. Her father and brother are both long dead, and reluctant ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published 2009 by HarperCollins
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Karen
Apr 13, 2009 Karen rated it it was ok
Lindy Kelly is an experienced eventing rider in New Zealand and she's taken the idea of write what you know to heart. BOLD BLOOD is set deep in the world of horse eventing - although for the author's sake, you have to hope that some of the action in this book is made up!

Dr Caitlin Summerfield was raised with horses. By a mother that she most definitely does not get on with, who she still blames for the premature death of the father and brother she adored. Called back to the family farm after her
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Craig Sisterson
Apr 06, 2010 Craig Sisterson rated it liked it
Horse-loving journalist, poet and children’s author Lindy Kelly adopts the old adage, ‘write what you know’, with her crime debut Bold Blood, parlaying her youthful experience as an international eventing rider into a suspense tale set amongst the stables, saddles and sorrels of the New Zealand equestrian world.

Dr Caitlin Summerfield is happily living a hectic Wellington lifestyle, accessorised with overseas travel and a rich boyfriend. Her rural Nelson childhood has been left far behind, along
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Hayley
Mar 05, 2014 Hayley rated it really liked it
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Nice to have a decent horse book!

Not badly written, but not groundbreaking, however it was enough to keep the pages turning and 'ooh just one more chapter then ill go...'

The murder and suspense kept you going, and it wasn't immediately obvious who the baddie was (view spoiler)

She definitely knows about horses, and I did wonder a few times what her real relationship with her mother was!
Anji
Jul 30, 2012 Anji rated it liked it
Nothing ground-breaking here. The writing is so-so and there are a few subplots which I think are meant to divert the reader's attention from the mystery, but are just confusing and irrelevant.

The 15 year old horse lover will love this. It's James Patterson meets Christine Pullein-Thompson.
Gina
Jun 26, 2009 Gina rated it really liked it
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Jun 08, 2009 Rachel (Sfogs) rated it it was amazing
Good book, a bit scary, thank goodness it ended ok... *sign* I'm NOT very good will suspense...*grins*
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Apr 30, 2012 Joan rated it it was amazing
Good thriller, particularly for anyone interested in horses. The detail of the care and problems with horse training is superb.
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Lindy Kelly (nee Thompson) grew up in New Zealand. She rode alot when she was young, as has spent much of her proffesional riding time overseas.
"She then returned to New Zealand to marriage, farming, children and a myriad of other experiences and occupations which have given her a wealth of knowledge to draw on for her writing" -Mark Todd
As well as an author Lindy is also a journalist, poet and
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