Blood Junction

Blood Junction Winner of the CWA Debut Dagger CJ Carver s debut thriller is a dark and gripping story set in a town with a pitch dark legacy of blood Journalist India Kane s trip to the Australian outback takes a h

  • Title: Blood Junction
  • Author: Caroline Carver C.J. Carver
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Winner of the CWA Debut Dagger, CJ Carver s debut thriller is a dark and gripping story set in a town with a pitch dark legacy of blood.Journalist India Kane s trip to the Australian outback takes a horrifying turn when she arrives in the town of Cooinda to find that her best friend Lauren is missing Seemingly no one knows what has happened to her, but it s not long beforWinner of the CWA Debut Dagger, CJ Carver s debut thriller is a dark and gripping story set in a town with a pitch dark legacy of blood.Journalist India Kane s trip to the Australian outback takes a horrifying turn when she arrives in the town of Cooinda to find that her best friend Lauren is missing Seemingly no one knows what has happened to her, but it s not long before India finds herself arrested for a double murder that she didn t commit, caught up in the dark past of a small town hiding a devastating truth one that could destroy a family, a friendship, and a nation.Set in the unforgiving landscape of the Australian outback, Blood Junction won the CWA s Debut Dagger and is CJ Carver s powerful and compulsive thriller about a woman on the run from a brutal killer, as well as from her own past.

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    1. I picked this up to read a couple of chapters in the bath. Then I found myself halfway through and the bath water was cold. I think that means that I'm finding it a pretty captivating story so far. India Kane's car breaks down in the outback when she's on her way to meet her best friend. She gets a ride into a small outback town and is almost immediately arrested for the murders of both her best friend and the man who picked her up on the road. Carver seems like a good writer so far; both the se [...]

    2. Explosively grippingCarved out it all in this book! Tense,thrilling, and a little Aboriginal history. Love, love this book. Read through the night. A great ride.

    3. In the beginning of the story, the reader becomes aware of the horrific manner in which the area got its name. Forty years ago, an entire family of Aborigines were massacured at this spot. Thereafter, the area became known as Blood Junction.In the present day, reporter India Kane travels to this outback area in Australia to meet her friend, Lauren, for a mini vacation. India's car breaks down in a desolute part of the desert and she gets a ride into town from Terence Dunn.The next morning, while [...]

    4. Carver deftly weaves Australian history and the plight of the Aborigines through a modern tale of murder, conspiracy and racism in this, her first novel. India Kane is taking a vacation from her journalism job in London to return to her childhood home of Australia. She is meeting a friend who has uncovered some of India’s long-lost relatives. Just as she arrives in the remote outback town in which she is to meet her friend, she is suddenly arrested for murder. What she uncovers while investiga [...]

    5. This was Carver's first novel and it is a cracker. The story begins with the event behind the title when a group of Aborigine men are attacked and killed in cold blood in a small town set deep in the Australian outback. This sets the scene for continued blood shed in this area years later as a pharmaceutical company takes racism to a whole new level. Thrown into this is India Kane a journalist on a journey to discover her long lost family with the help of her life long friend Lauren. Following t [...]

    6. This novel deservedly received good reviews and award recognition. I will not repeat the story line provided in other on line reviews except to say, we selected to read this book aloud because of our plans to visit "down under" and wanted to learn something of the aboriginal / white cultures of Australia. The story is a compelling mystery and thriller that brings the reader back in time to both the 1950's of remote western Australia. The story provides insights into how ancient Aborigines think [...]

    7. BLOOD JUNCTION – GCaroline Carver – 1st bookWhen journalist India Kane travels from Sydney to the outback town of Cooinda for a reunion with her friend, Lauren, she has no idea of the town's appalling history. Forty years earlier an entire aboriginal family had been massacred there. Picked up by an off-duty cop when her car dies en route, India arrives in Cooinda to find that Lauren has disappeared. The next day Lauren's body-and the cop who helped India-are found murdered. India, the last p [...]

    8. If you love great mystery series, the India Kane series is the one for you. India Kane is a journalist from London and now living in Australia. When she went to visit her best friend Lauren, she's arrested for her murder and winds up in jail. Surely she believes it's a mistake and is released, when someone else is in jail, and she discovers what Lauren was investigated that ended up getting her killed. When she investigates it herself, she ends up in deep trouble, while she discovers what happen [...]

    9. Aussie thriller - journalist India Kane hopes to meet friend at Blood Junction and discovers a living grandfather she wasn’t aware of that her friend has found for her. Instead India finds herself in jail accused of murdering her friend. Befriended by a detective, an inmate and an aboriginal - India uncovers a plot by a group of wealthy brilliant racists who use a medical test facility to contaminate aboriginals and eliminate them. India also finds she’s part Abo and has a family she knew no [...]

    10. This started out promising, but quickly devolved into ridiculous. The police immediately deem India guilty of murder, to the point where a sheriff assaults her and dumps her in with a male prisoner over night. As soon as her alibi is corroborated, she jumps to the conclusion that the man who had been hiding her, is guilty. A kangaroo is hung right outside a home without anyone hearing anything - and it actually managed to get more ridiculous from there. Add in the awkward and incredibly obvious [...]

    11. I can't decide what to make of this book, or if I recommend it. It took a while to draw me in, but about halfway through I got really hooked- even stressed out by the tense drama. The main character seemed a bit unbelievable but I liked her - sometimes too trusting, sometimes too skeptical, too lucky at narrowly escaping, too unlucky for ending up in so many harrowing situations. I guess it was a good book for killing time on a business trip.

    12. This is a very good book, especially for a first book. She has written books since this one and I would be inclined to read them when I come across them.This is in the mystery, suspense area. She does a good job with the characters and the plot.The plot is very comples for a first book and she is able to handle it well.A good read.J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'"

    13. I recently picked this up off a discount book table at a used bookstore as I thought it might be a good read. I did not expect to be as captivated by the plot and characters as I was. I had a hard time putting it down and found that Carver did an excellent job building a web of events that are deeply connected. It is definitely an excellent read and I'll pick up more books by this author!

    14. Nice debut novel. Had trouble finishing the last few chapters since it was rather predictable. I'd like to give another one of her books a try.

    15. Bit of a slow start and a little herky-jerky at times. Enjoyable with a good ending that keeps you reading.

    16. Another read for the International Women of Mystery. Must be quite compelling - read it in two days. Interesting premise - not sure if I was sold on it though.

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