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From Blood

3.52 of 5 stars 3.52  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  3 reviews

After giving up on her Ph.D., Shannon Fairchild, a brilliant but alienated young woman, has settled into an unambitious life cleaning the homes of the wealthy. The sudden and horrific murder of her parents, both respected academics, leads her to discover that they were part of the radical anti-war movement of the 1960s and to suspect that their killer’s motive may lie in

Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Orion (first published November 1st 2010)
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I'm not quite sure where to start. From Blood by Edward Wright is very different from what I normally read. The brutal murder of Shannon Fairchild's parent leads her on a dangerous path of self-discovery. After the first couple of chapters I was expecting a totally different novel. There is a lot of mystery surrounding the murders, but as I read further it morphed into an examination of the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s.

Shannon is the family screw-up. She dropped out of a PhD program onl
Benoit Lelievre
Edward Wright is a terrific storyteller. In FROM BLOOD, he engages his audience in a terrible, larger-than-life conspiracy and he's such a master at what he does he introduces his variables at a pace that will make it seem normal and plausible. The content itself wasn't exactly my cup of tea (I thought Joe Lansdale treated the sixties radicalism better) and the character development is often pushed aside for more plot twists, but Wright managed to keep me onboard for four hundred pages, which is ...more
This book is not to be published until November 25th 2010 (in the UK and Ireland). I was lucky enough to receive an ARC from Eason Bookshop.
This is a good but not a great thriller.
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Ed Wright grew up in Arkansas, where his father sold hardware and his mother raised three children and taught arts and crafts. He has degrees from Vanderbilt University (honors, English literature) and Northwestern University (master’s, journalism). He was an officer in the U.S. Navy aboard destroyers for three years. His first major career was journalism, and he worked as an editor at the Chicag ...more
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