Be afraid. Be very afraid. Bloodstream is a deliciously frightening story guaranteed to send chills up your spine an added bonus this time of year.
Bloodstream is Tess Gerritsen's 11th stand-alone novel. The action is set in the small town of Tranquility, Maine, where Dr Claire Elliott has relocated with her son, Noah, to remove him from less-than-desirable influences in Baltimore. After the discovery of some human bones at nearby Locust Lake, followed by a shooting at the high school Noah attends, Claire begins to suspect something is affecting the behaviour of the local youth population. Are they being affected by drugs, or is it some natural phenomenon? Claire even begins to wonder about a parasitic infestation. But the town displeased with her investigations, and Claire starts to feel persecuted. Tess Gerritsen is the master of medical detective drama, and once again shows her skill and knowledge in this novel. Characters, dialogue and plot are all excellent, and there are a few twists to keep it exciting. Another Gerritsen winner.