31 August 2010

Thin Blood by Vicki Tyley


Thin Blood
by Vicki Tyley
(Kindle Edition)

Craig Edmonds, a successful stockbroker, reports the disappearance of his wife, Kirsty. What starts as a typical missing person's case soon evolves into a full-blown homicide investigation when forensics uncover blood traces and dark-blonde hairs in the boot of the missing woman's car. Added to this, is Craig's adulterous affair with the victim's younger sister, Narelle Croswell, compounded further by a recently acquired $1,000,000 insurance policy on his wife's life. He is charged with murder but, with no body and only circumstantial evidence, he walks free when two trials resulting in hung juries fail to convict him.

Ten years later, Jacinta Deller, a newspaper journalist is retrenched. Working on a freelance story about missing persons, she comes across the all but forgotten Edmonds case. When she discovers her boyfriend, Brett Rhodes, works with Narelle Croswell, who is not only the victim's sister but is now married to the prime suspect, her sister's husband, she thinks she has found the perfect angle for her article. Instead, her life is turned upside down, as befriending the woman, she becomes embroiled in a warped game of delusion and murder.

This book captured me from the beginning and never let go. The story is full of interesting and believable characters that were well developed. The main character, Jacinta Deller, is endearing and believable as she's drawn into the secretive life of her new friend, Narelle. I never suspected the ending and was completely surprised by it. A very good read and I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys mysteries.

5 comments:

  1. Hello Jovi...always look forward to your book reviews...send them on to my daughter who is a kindle addict! I was wondering if the Father book was good...think I will give that a try!

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  2. What wonderful reviews! I truly appreciate and look forward to reading your reviews each month.

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  3. Thanks for your fab review of Thin Blood! I'm thrilled you enjoyed it. :)

    Cheers
    Vicki

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  4. These all sounds great...more good reads to try out. :0)

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  5. Thanks for recommending "The S#@t My Dad Says". Downloaded it to my Kindle before my +5 hours flight from Denver to Anchorage and read the entire thing that night!
    Made time go by so quickly...AND people around me thinking I was a nut job for laughing all by myself!
    Love it!
    So glad your Hubbie is feeling better. Amazing...

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