Black Blood by Jane Eddie – Book Review


Danni was a trainee corporate lawyer before she was forced to flee her life in London. Having escaped a controlling and abusive partner, she now finds herself hiding from another predator – her employer.

Post-Brexit, the U.K. oil industry is on its knees and desperate to turn a profit, but at what cost?

Many companies in Aberdeen have already been forced to sell out to the Russians, but when a prominent CEO is found dead, the number of mysterious deaths offshore have escalated and oil platforms are being targeted by terrorists. But who is actually calling the shots? There is more to these attacks than meets the eye…

As Danni draws ever closer to discovering the truth, she becomes embroiled in a web of secrets and deceit where doing the right thing could cost her life.



Black Blood is set in Aberdeen and the oil industry.

It starts with a bit of insight into the effect the downturn in the oil industry had on the economy of Aberdeen and how the job losses affected the whole community. This really sets the atmosphere of the tale.

A Russian company takes over and the main character, Danni, works for them but soon feels something is not quite right and is deadly for some.

And so the story begins.

This has a tense and twisty plot to keep you hooked from start to finish. Jane Eddie has great, descriptive writing to the extent I feel I could almost find my way around Aberdeen,  and with well developed, likeable characters it all makes for a fast paced, gripping thriller with real atmosphere. Thoroughly entertaining.

Thank you to Anne Cater and Random Things Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour,  for the promotional materials and an eARC of the book. This is my honest, unbiased review.




I am a 48-year-old Contracts Manager for a Well Abandonment Company working in the oil industry in Aberdeen. I live in a farmhouse in the rural hamlet of Netherley, Aberdeenshire with my long suffering partner, four horses and two working cocker spaniels. When I’ve not got my head stuck in a book, my time is devoted to my horses, one of which I compete at dressage.

During the last downturn in the oil market I became disillusioned with my job and made a conscious decision to do something that made me happy. That turned out to be writing! I think my partner thought I was having a mid-life crisis when I told him I was quitting my job to write a book. I have been an avid reader from a young age and always have a book on the go. My passion is crime and psychological thrillers. I had the idea for this novel floating about in my head for about a year and decided it was time to unleash my secret desire to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and see if I could turn my notion of a story into reality. The time it took to write and edit my book have been the most enjoyable of my life so far. Unfortunately I have had to return to work to pay the bills but I am working on an idea for Book 2!


Twitter @JaneEddie2


Paperback: 300 pages

  • Publisher: Book Guild Publishing Ltd (5 Dec. 2019) • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1913208060
  • ISBN-13: 978-1913208066 

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