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Beauty of the End (Reprint) (Paperback) (Debbie Howells)

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From the acclaimed author of The Bones of You comes a haunting and heartbreaking new psychological thriller about a man thrust into the middle of a murder investigation, forced to confront the secrets of his ex-lover's past."I was fourteen when I fell in love with a goddess. . ."So begins the testimony of Noah Calaway, an ex-lawyer with a sideline in armchair criminal psychology. Now living an aimless life in an inherited cottage in the English countryside, Noah is haunted by the memory of the beguiling young woman who left him at the altar sixteen years earlier. Then one day he receives a troubling phone call. April, the woman he once loved, lies in a coma, the victim of an apparent overdose--and the lead suspect in a brutal murder. Deep in his bones, Noah believes that April is innocent. Then again, he also believed they would spend the rest of their lives together. While Noah searches for evidence that will clear April's name, a teenager named Ella begins to sift through the secrets of her own painful family history. The same age as April was when Noah first met her, Ella harbors a revelation that could be the key to solving the murder. As the two stories converge, there are shocking consequences when at last, the truth emerges.Or so everyone believes. . .Set in a borderland where the past casts its shadow on the present, with a time-shifting narrative that will mesmerize and surprise,The Beauty of the End is both a masterpiece of suspense and a powerful rumination on lost love.Praise for The Bones of You"One of those books that captivates you from the first page, holds tight and never lets go. I savored every word, character and psychological twist. Truly brilliant!" --Lisa Jackson, #1New York Times bestselling author"In British author Howells's suspenseful and poignant debut . . . the increasingly tense storytelling and astute observations on mother-daughter relationships will keep readers turning the pages." --Publishers Weekly"Has been compared to Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones, as they both feature young murdered females as narrators. Indeed, Rosie's voice offers a dynamic narrative. Her disembodied perspective, tempered with other points of view--chiefly Kate's--adds an unusual and haunting layer to the novel." --Library Journal"Creepy-delicious . . . a super-quick read, good domestic suspense with a bit of woo-woo. The English village setting was an extra perk!" --Liz French, Senior Editor,LJ Reviews"The Bones of You was heartbreaking yet utterly compelling. . .a memorable debut." --Sam Hayes, author ofBlood Ties"The Bones of You is a brilliantly twisty read that delves deep into the dark heart of the seemingly perfect family." --Tammy Cohen, author ofFirst One Missing
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Kensington Pub Corp
Author: Debbie Howells
Language: English
Street Date: May 30, 2017
TCIN: 51743582
UPC: 9781496712950
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-8927
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