Bloodline

Bloodline

Perfect town. Perfect homes. Perfect families. It’s enough to drive some women mad…

In a tale inspired by real events, pregnant journalist Joan Harken is cautiously excited to follow her fiancé back to his Minnesota hometown. After spending a childhood on the move and chasing the screams and swirls of news-rich city life, she’s eager to settle down. Lilydale’s motto, “Come Home Forever,” couldn’t be more inviting.

And yet, something is off in the picture-perfect village.

The friendliness borders on intrusive. Joan can’t shake the feeling that every move she makes is being tracked. An archaic organization still seems to hold the town in thrall. So does the sinister secret of a little boy who vanished decades ago. And unless Joan is imagining things, a frighteningly familiar figure from her past is on watch in the shadows.

Her fiancé tells her she’s being paranoid. He might be right. Then again, she might have moved to the deadliest small town on earth.

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    Bloodline Reviews

  • MarilynW

    Bloodline by Jess Lourey The Stepford Wives and Rosemary's Baby get mixed in with Leave to Beaver channeling The Twilight Zone. I approached this story with excitement because I enjoyed Lourey's Unspe...

  • Michael David

    December Prime First Reads Pick. The year is 1968, and Joan is a journalist. After a terrifying mugging incident, she agrees with her boyfriend, Deck (the father of her unborn child), to move back to ...

  • Jayme

    3.5 ⭐️ Rounded up for this entertaining tale from the PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR GENREAs the book opens, the nation was in Chaos.In DC, marines guarded the Capitol steps with machine guns while building...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Yessssssssss! I found a winner after my last terrible waltzes with so many thrillers ended up with disappointment and frustration! This is smart! This is batshit crazy!This is exciting! This is my fav...

  • Bridgett

    This book was damn near unputdownable for me. It's a very quick read and though it's set in the late-sixties, the dialogue felt modern. I really enjoyed Joan - her thoughts were fun and quirky. I l...

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    EXCERPT: I'm sitting on one leg as I grip Deck's hand, perched in the Chevelle's passenger seat, hurtling toward my new home, a place I've never been. My cat is curled on my lap, and with my free hand...

  • Ceecee

    Amazon Prime First Read - DecemberMill Street, Lilydale welcomes Joan Harken and fiancé Deck with open arms. Joan is anxious to fit in with Deck’s family and friends as she had a childhood spent on...

  • Carole

    Bloodline by Jess Lourey is one of the creepiest books I have read in a very long time and I loved every word of it. Rosemary’s Baby is a prime example of what I consider creepy. Joan Harken, a jour...

  • NZLisaM

    Remember Dean Koontz's earlier novels from the 1970's and 80's? Or John Saul's, The God Project? Well, Bloodline felt like it was written in that time period, but set in the 1960's. It was all a bit d...

  • DeAnn

    3.5 “Rosemary’s Baby” tribute starsThere’s something to be said for being surprised when you read a book! I went into this one completely blind and it was quite the ride!Our main character, Jo...