Not quite up to par with releases "James Pattersons Women's Murder Club" or "Agatha Christie's Peril At End House". Both of which are the high benchmarks for games of this type.
Object finding is far too easy as items are virtually sitting out in the open. Little effort is required by the player. And sorely missed in Blood Ties are the fun 'mini-games', which transitions as bonus rounds in the other two games mentioned.
Also, there's really no story to support the game. Each level is identical to the previous with no sense that the player is 'moving forward' to gain or work toward a substantive resolution.
I suppose watching the tv show enhances the enjoyment. But as a standalone game, far too pedestrian with little payoff for the time spent.