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Bloodlines

(The Enemy Inside #3)

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Following the acclaimed debut of The Enemy Inside and its sequel, Broken, comes the stunning conclusion to the ‘Edge of Darkness’ series by investigative journalist Vanessa Skye, Bloodlines.

Detective Alicia “Berg” Raymond is lying. She’s lying to the Chicago Police Department, to her boyfriend, Captain Jay O’Loughlin, but most of all, she’s lying to herself—about her past
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ebook, 256 pages
Published January 21st 2015 by The Writer's Coffee Shop (first published January 18th 2015)
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Lynxie
Bloodlines, the thrilling conclusion to Vanessa Skye's The Enemy Inside trilogy, is all that I have come to expect from Vanessa.

Lots of twists and turns in this one, and they leave both the reader and Berg squirming.

Once again, we're introduced to one seriously messed up antagonist. In fact, in this book, you could say there are several.

I found the rape plot in this to be something very new, something that made me think about what it would take to encourage someone to do something like that
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Bloodlines exceeded my expectations, Vanessa Skye! I had read the first book, The Enemy Inside, but somehow missed the second, Broken. Yet, I was able to understand and get into the final installment with minimal problems in the beginning. By mid-story, I was reacquainted with the original characters and also on good terms with the new ones. Not often a crime/suspense series is
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Heather Lawson
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley. Originally posted here: https://heatherreviews.wordpress.com/...
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This book was an intense journey. I was shocked, disgusted, worried, surprised… I honestly felt emotionally drained when I was finished.

Skye doesn’t disappoint with the final book in The Edge of Darkness trilogy. Berg and Jay have finally settled down into a happy relationship, things are going well at work, and then everything
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Whyuh
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
All the pieces finally come together for one of my favorite characters. Is it perfect? No, but then, neither is Berg. And that is the very thing I love about her.
In pure Vanessa Skye style, Chicago's streets are rife with secrets, but this time, the cat's not only out of the bag...he's on the prowl! What starts as a standard sexual assault on a college campus case becomes personal as Berg, Jay, and the rest of the detectives in Chicago's 12th Precinct attempt to discover who's trying to take ov
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Jen
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
After having read The Enemy Inside and Broken I embarked on what to be my most enjoyable read of the Edge of Darkness series with Bloodlines. The way the author has intertwined multiple storylines through the main character Berg, she had me enthralled from the very beginning. I found myself wanting to "skip ahead" to see what came next as my heart raced, however I controlled the desire and read every word. Yes this is a dark series of detective thrillers, however sometimes you need the dark to g ...more
Ashley Nemer
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
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This is the first novel I have read by this author. What I really liked was the heroine in this story was flawed. She wasn't this perfect individual. But a woman who broke the law and made her choices that were best for her and her loved ones, even though she was a cop. Not that I am going to suggest that everyone needs to out there and break the law. But people need to stop doing what everyone thinks they should do and start doing what makes them happy.


I enjoyed the twist that popped up in the
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Andrea (mrsaubergine)
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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So good! As with the previous two books in this series, I absolutely loved it. The pacing was great, there was nice dry humour to lighten the very dark tone, and all the characters completed a satisfying arc from books one and two. Berg in particular is fantastic – I loved that she didn’t completely go back to her old ways when she was at her lowest, and the ending leaves us with hope for her future.

The mystery wasn’t as difficult to figure out as in the first book but there were still a few ni
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Review: BLOODLINES by Vanessa Skye (Edge of Darkness #3)

The conclusion to this trilogy is purely gritty police noir and close-up underside of the crimes, sins, and failings of humanity. Chicago Detective Alicia Raymond is living a life of multiple lies, and try as she might, happiness always eludes her. She only seems to be effective at tracking criminals, but now it may be too late: her rubber-band existence may be near to snapping back at her with dangerous consequences.
Ivyd
Jan 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Detective Alicia Raymond aka Berg has been keeping secrets from everyone, including her lover, Jay O’Loughlin. Brutal rapes, murders, drug dealers, gangs, and a crime/drug lord attempting to take over Chicago combined with her secrets puts what little Berg holds dear at deadly risk.

Berg has been straining under the weight of blackmail. Now, despite her best efforts her darkest secrets have been revealed to the only one who matters to her, Jay. It was just a matter of time really but the resultin
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Vanessa Skye has always had a love of words and spent her school years writing poetry, speeches and fictional essays.

After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Print Journalism and studying Psychology at Charles Sturt University, Vanessa got a job at Rural Press—Australia's largest publisher of regional and agricultural news and information—where she worked as a journalist in the Central West of NSW f
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The Enemy Inside (3 books)
  • The Enemy Inside (The Enemy Inside, #1)
  • Broken (The Enemy Inside, #2)

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