“Blood Land” by R.S. Guthrie

I absolutely loved this book! I was completely captivated by Sheriff Pruett from the first chapter to the last. I almost hate to even summarize the story because I want you to discover it for yourself.

This book is set in Wyoming and I know you’re thinking “Ugh, a western”. But I would encourage you to try it because it’s not a typical western style story. And Sheriff Pruett is not your typical cowboy, in fact, he never even gets near a horse in this story.

So what is this book about? The story opens with the murder of Sheriff Pruett’s wife. James Pruett has been the sheriff in Sublette County in rural Wyoming for a long time. He has also been married to the love of his life for a long time. And now she is dead by the hand of her own brother. This book is about Pruett’s journey through the investigation of his wife’s death, through the uncovering of cover-ups that have been years in the making, through the righting of wrongs and through reconciling with his past. The story, in my opinion, is beautifully crafted by R.S. Guthrie. His characters are both lovable and despicable, sympathetic and just plain mean.

Blood Land is the first in a series and I, for one, can’t wait to read the rest. I think this book deserves 4 out of 4 stars. And my thanks to R.S. Guthrie for sharing this story.



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