Synopses & Reviews
Dominique Monaghan just wanted to get even with her two-timing, married boyfriend, a washed-up boxer stuck in a toxic marriage to a dangerously spoiled socialite. However, an elaborate blackmail scheme soon lands her in the middle of an unexpected kidnapping . . . and attempted murder. But who is actually out to kill whom?
Desmond Edgars, Dominiques big brother, has looked out for his wayward sister ever since their
mother was convicted of murdering many years ago, so when he receives a frantic phone call from
Dominique in the middle of the night, he drops everything to rush to the rescue. But to find out what has really happened to his sister, the stoic ex-military man must navigate a tangled web of murder and deception, involving a family fortune, a couple of shifty lawyers, and a missing child, while wrestling with his own bloody secrets . . . .
Hilary Davidson's Blood Always Tells is a twisted tale of love, crime, and family gone wrong, by the multiple award-winning author of The Damage Done and Evil in All Its Disguises.
"In this riveting standalone from Anthony Award winner Davidson (Evil in All Its Disguises and two other Lily Moore mysteries), former model Dominique Monaghan decides to accompany her married ex-boyfriend, Gary Cowan, from New York City to his country place in the Hudson Valley as part of a blackmail scheme to destroy Gary's sham marriage to wealthy Trin Lytton-Jones. On arrival upstate, the pair are kidnapped and taken to an abandoned house in rural Pennsylvania. Gary claims to have orchestrated the kidnapping himself as part of a plan to kill Trin, but Dominique finds evidence that suggests otherwise. While the many double-crosses, shifting allegiances, and convoluted plot twists wear thin after a while, the relationship between Dominique and her brother, Desmond Edgars, who comes to Pennsylvania to investigate his sister's disappearance, keeps the reader turning the pages; the siblings' emotional solidity is a welcome respite from the sordid ploys of Gary's enemies. Agent: Judith Weber, Sobel Weber Associates. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Blood Always Tells
give us a tale of revenge and redemption that keeps the reader guessing until the last page."—Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times
bestselling author of Missing You
"Blood Always Tells will surprise you at every turn. You think you know whats going on . . . until you dont. Hilary Davidson is the master of plot twists!"—Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series
"Intense and suspenseful—with a surprise around every corner. This tangled-web thriller of a family gone wrong, darkly noir and relentlessly sinister, is the definition of page-turner!"—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, Macavity and Mary Higgins Clark Award winning author
"You cant help turning the pages in anticipation of yet another twist or turn. Recommended for mystery fans who appreciate quirky tales of revenge and family drama."—Library Journal on Blood Always Tells
“Davidson has penned an outstanding novel that entertains with its carefully plotted tale of kidnapping, murder and duplicity.” —RT Book Reviews,
“Hilary Davidson is the master of plot twists!”
— Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author “A heartfelt, energetic story about greed, entitlement, and the unbreakable bonds between siblings.” —South Florida Sun-Sentinel“A tale of revenge and redemption that keeps the reader guessing until the last page.” —Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author
“You cant help turning the pages in anticipation of yet another twist or turn.”
A thrilling tale of murder and vengeance by the winner of the Anthony Award
About the Author
HILARY DAVIDSON won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel for The Damage Done. That book also earned a Crimespree Award and was a finalist for the Arthur Ellis and Macavity awards. Davidsons widely acclaimed short stories have been featured in publications from Ellery Queen to Thuglit and in many anthologies. A Toronto-born travel journalist and the author of eighteen nonfiction books, she has lived in New York City since October 2001.