George is obsessed with finding the man who raped his daughter. Searching the southern states in the 1970s, he tracks down James but also finds Lila, another girl victimized by his daughter's rapist. George holds himself responsible for not getting there sooner, not preventing Lila from becoming pregnant at fifteen and exiled by her family. Unable to abandon her, George gives Lila a new home, a new family. In the process, they both discover that some ties are thicker than blood.
|Publisher:||Martin Sisters Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)|
About the Author
Kimberly Gould is a part-time environmental consultant as well as mother and wife. It is the nature of her job, with quieter winters and long drives in summer, that give her the freedom to pursue her imagination. Her first novel, Cargon: Honour and Privilege, was published in 2011 by Martin Sisters Publishing.
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Thickness of Blood based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Tiffany is seventeen years old to read this book and i would love to read this book forever
Lila is fourteen years old living in the seventies her family seems to forget about her as soon as she is out of sight, one day as she is out playing she meets James, an older man who loves to sexually manipulate little girls. George is the father of James’ previous victim and is on a hunt for justice. On his search, George finds Lila who has been left pregnant and alone after two years of abuse. George knows he cannot leave her to fend for herself, so he takes her home and into his family. Kimberly Gould has written some vivid and highly graphic scenes, what is a compliment to the author’s abilities is actually what I disliked the most. The first thirty percent of this book is about James and what he is doing to a confused little girl. Thirty percent of highly graphic sexual scenes between a fourteen year old and a twenty-something man. I understand the need for a connection to the story through the events that have taken place, but there is such a thing as too much. Then you have the scene where George and his wife are in their own intimate situation and he begins thinking about what has been done to his daughter... What? I do think Kimberly Gould has potential, this storyline however was not a great place to flex her descriptive narration in such great details it took this book from dramatic to just weird and disturbing. I was sent a free copy of this book for an honest review.