Violet Natalie Lindstrom is desperate to keep her daughter out of the clutches of the Violet Corps but because of their interference with any gainful employment, she is struggling to make ends meet. When a job offer lands in her lap that would pay enough to keep her going for quite some time, she is suspicious that it seems too good to be true. Can she afford to turn it down though? The job is simple, travel to Peru and channel the spirit of a long dead Conquistador to find out where he stashed the stolen treasures of the Incas. A simple job that could cost Natalie her life.
In Golden Blood has a slightly different feel to it than the previous two books. Still just as good, but an added flavour of treasure hunting thrown in to an already powerful mix. It’s good to see Natalie’s experiences are changing her, making her more mature but still the same gentle person she has always been. I felt this book was more tense than the others and was equally as gripping. I was never sure what the ultimate outcome would be and I had no choice but to keep reading, fearing but hoping at the same time, an odd mix of emotions. There were a few scenes that made me want to cry and I can only put it down to Stephen Woodworth’s ability to write emotional and engaging books that are very easy to read, without skimping on detail, characterisation or imagination. When I read the first book in the series, I thought it would be a trilogy but am happy to say there is another one to come. I am looking forwards to that very much.