Brittle Shadows

Brittle Shadows

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by Vicki Tyley
     
 

"If you like mystery fiction with a psychological flair, Vicki Tyley will deliver. She understands that fiction is about real people, and that real people have their dangerous flaws." --Scott Nicholson, THE SKULL RING

"Tyley is a master at weaving a complex, multilayered plot." --BigAl's Books and Pals

When soon-to-be-wed Tanya Clark is confronted… See more details below

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"If you like mystery fiction with a psychological flair, Vicki Tyley will deliver. She understands that fiction is about real people, and that real people have their dangerous flaws." --Scott Nicholson, THE SKULL RING

"Tyley is a master at weaving a complex, multilayered plot." --BigAl's Books and Pals

When soon-to-be-wed Tanya Clark is confronted with her fiancé's naked corpse hanging from a wardrobe rail in the upmarket Melbourne apartment they share, her life is torn apart. Two months later, distraught and unable to cope, she drowns her sorrows in a lethal cocktail of alcohol and prescription drugs.

On the other side of Australia, a grieving Jemma Dalton struggles to come to terms with the suicide of her only sibling. Despite there being no evidence to the contrary, Jemma refuses to accept Tanya had intended to kill herself. Not her sister. Then the coroner's report reveals that at the time of her death she had been six weeks pregnant. The will, too, raises more questions than it answers. How did a young woman on a personal assistant's wage amass shares worth in excess of $1,000,000?

In a desperate bid to uncover the truth, Jemma puts her own life at risk and starts to probe the shadows of her sister's life. But shadows, like bones, grow brittle with age. The consequences can be deadly.

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Editorial Reviews

American Editor - Rich Adin
Each of the three books is different, yet all are united by a single characteristic: strong, female leads. Tyley's characterizations allow the reader to grasp the mental framework of the lead females. The writing is taut, direct, and without waste.
BigAl's Books and Pals - Al Kunz
Tyley is a master at weaving a complex, multilayered plot. The many characters Jemma meets starting with the manager of her sister's apartment and the police detective who assists her, continuing to her sister's friends and co-workers, all have unclear alliances and murky agendas. Everyone is a possible ally or a potential foe. The more Jemma uncovers about her sister and the other characters the cloudier the picture gets. Somehow Tyley managed to keep me guessing and second guessi
Sibel Hodge Blog - Sibel Hodge
Vicki really is the mistress of plot weaving and suspense. It's a gripping mystery that will constantly keep you wondering who is doing what to whom. A real page-turner that you can't put down. When I pick up one of Vicki's books I know I'm not going to be disappointed!
Readers' Favorite - Julia Hopkinson
I loved reading Brittle Shadows and think that it is Vicki Tyley's best book so far; I could not put it down and read it in practically one sitting. Everything about it had me hooked from the first page: the premise, characters, dialogue, and plot development. The book was, as ever, well written, but flowed particularly smoothly, gradually piling on the tension and revelations, and revealing its secrets cleverly. The ending came completely out of the blue to me and not once did I guess it...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015726916
Publisher:
Patmay Press
Publication date:
11/18/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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