Fatal Liaison [NOOK Book]

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The lives of two strangers become inextricably entangled when they each sign up for a dinner dating agency. Greg's reason for joining has nothing to do with looking for love. His recently divorced sister has disappeared and he’s convinced that the agency, or at least one of its clients, may be responsible.

Neither is Megan looking for love. Although single, she only joined at her best friend’s insistence—then her friend disappears without a ...
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Overview

The lives of two strangers become inextricably entangled when they each sign up for a dinner dating agency. Greg's reason for joining has nothing to do with looking for love. His recently divorced sister has disappeared and he’s convinced that the agency, or at least one of its clients, may be responsible.

Neither is Megan looking for love. Although single, she only joined at her best friend’s insistence—then her friend disappears without a trace. When a client of the dating agency is murdered, suspicion falls on several of the members and Megan and Greg join forces.

Will Megan and Greg solve the mystery, or are they about to step into the same inescapable snare?

“It's easy, enjoyable, captivating reading, and I am eagerly awaiting the release of her fifth...” -Book Boogie

“Vicki Tyley is the Australian P.D. James - a writer whose work is a can't miss read.” -American Editor

“...easy, fluid readability factor. I didn't want to put the book down, and it was immensely enjoyable.” -MotherLode blog
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Editorial Reviews

MotherLode Blog - Grace Krispy
One of this author’s true talents is presenting a beginning that draws readers into the story and keeps them engaged until the very end. I never felt this story dragged, and I was reluctant to put the story down until I had read every last word. I genuinely liked and cared about the characters in the story. They were developed to the extent that a good balance was reached between the action and the characterization.
Book Boogie - Craig Miyamoto
If while you're reading you get a feeling that you know who the murderer is, forget it. It's not him. Or him. Or him either. And it's definitely NOT him. So, maybe it's a her? Tyley does a good job keeping the reader guessing until just the right moment.

This is Vicki Tyley's fourth book. It was a two-day read for me. It's easy, enjoyable, captivating reading, and I am eagerly awaiting the release of her fifth – Bitter Nothings, due for release soon.
BigAl's Books and Pals - Al Kunz
I’ve read all of Vicki Tyley’s books, and all have several qualities in common. All are thrillers or mysteries with multiple suspects or potential resolutions. I’ve always been convinced each of the primary suspects was guilty at some point, yet the ending still catches me off guard. Tyley’s ability to plot a story is the envy of many of her peers. Fatal Liaison keeps this streak alive.
The Worm
I wasn't too sure what to expect from this book as I had never heard of Vicki Tyley but it was fantastic from start to finish! I finished it in a day and considering I did 10 hour work day, that says it all really. From the first page you are hooked in and get to know the 2 main characters Greg and Megan and their sub stories...

A great read 10/10 that will keep you guessing until the end!
Readers' Favorite - Trudi LoPreto
Vicki Tyley has written the story with many twists and turns and, while I had my suspicions of who I thought was killing the ladies, I found myself changing my mind quite often. Fatal Liaison has it all - mystery, suspense, and romance. The characters are well developed; Greg and Megan won my heart from the beginning as they put themselves in one dangerous situation after another. Fatal Liaison is mostly just a suspense-filled mystery, but there is the hint of true love, too.
MotherLode Blog - Grace Krispy
One of this author’s true talents is presenting a beginning that draws readers into the story and keeps them engaged until the very end. I never felt this story dragged, and I was reluctant to put the story down until I had read every last word. I genuinely liked and cared about the characters in the story. They were developed to the extent that a good balance was reached between the action and the characterization.
Book Boogie - Craig Miyamoto
If while you're reading you get a feeling that you know who the murderer is, forget it. It's not him. Or him. Or him either. And it's definitely NOT him. So, maybe it's a her? Tyley does a good job keeping the reader guessing until just the right moment.

This is Vicki Tyley's fourth book. It was a two-day read for me. It's easy, enjoyable, captivating reading, and I am eagerly awaiting the release of her fifth – Bitter Nothings, due for release soon.
BigAl's Books and Pals - Al Kunz
I’ve read all of Vicki Tyley’s books, and all have several qualities in common. All are thrillers or mysteries with multiple suspects or potential resolutions. I’ve always been convinced each of the primary suspects was guilty at some point, yet the ending still catches me off guard. Tyley’s ability to plot a story is the envy of many of her peers. Fatal Liaison keeps this streak alive.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015752779
  • Publisher: Patmay Press
  • Publication date: 11/18/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 255,025
  • File size: 637 KB

Meet the Author

Based in rural Victoria, Australia, Vicki Tyley writes fast-paced mystery and suspense novels in contemporary Australian settings.

Born in New Zealand, she emigrated with her husband to Australia in 1982. She has travelled extensively, spending a year touring the world before terrorism was an influencing factor. She has lived in the central business districts of large cities, suburbia, idyllic seaside locations, rural areas, bushland, and remote desert mining camps.

In the lead up to her writing career, she worked in a multitude of different industries including banking, stockbroking, importing and wholesaling, human resources, mining, hospitality, civil engineering, and toys, in predominantly accounting, IT and management roles.

All these life experiences are brought to bear in her writing.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011

    A good story you will want to finish

    657 pages worth reading. This is a mystery about a serial killer. Several women dead but Brenda wants to save her best friend who is missing. Greg's sister is found dead and he wants to help Brenda divert the same tragedy. The story keeps moving along and I enoyed that. Who is ther serial killer isn't hard to figure out but the book is still worth reading. I'm going to check and read another from this author Vicki tyley.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

    Another great mystery from a masterful author!

    I've read an enjoyed Vicki Tyley's other three books. One of this author's true talents is presenting a beginning that draws readers into the story and keeps them engaged until the very end. I never felt this story dragged, and I was reluctant to put the story down until I had read every last word. I genuinely liked and cared about the characters in the story. They were developed to the extent that a good balance was reached between the action and the characterization. I was pulled into the story because of the experiences of the characters, and it was written in such a way as to encourage my sleuthing right along with Megan and Greg.

    Another thing this author does masterfully is throw some twists into the plot. Once again, I pegged the wrong killer. Numerous times, in fact. I think almost everyone fell under my suspicion at some point in the story, even people normally thought of as innocent bystanders. I love unpredictability in mysteries. Even though it seemed like the author was setting one or two characters up as apparent suspects, the number of characters made for a constant guessing game as to who was really guilty. The only thing I could predict going into the read was that it would be unpredictable.

    The author's writing style is fluid and that provides for a smooth and easy read. Although the author exhibited strong writing skills from the get-go, each book she's written seems to show slightly more refined development. There were only a few abrupt changes in this book, as compared to previous stories, and the next chapter backtracked enough to explain what had happened. So instead of being a source of confusion, it seemed like a purposeful technique. I never had that dazed and confused feel that I'd experienced in other books. I was never really a step ahead of the story, but I never felt beind the eight ball, either.

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again: A Vicki Tyley book is always a good bet. In the four books I've read, I've never felt disappointment. I always leave feeling entertained.

    Full review at GraceKrispy's MotherLode blog!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    GREAT BOOK!

    Fast paced and a real page-turner. I could hardly put it down. Nice surprise at the end. I really like this author's style.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2012

    Very good book. Did not want to put it down!!

    I love books I cannot put down and this was one of them. I have not read any other books by Vicki Tyley and look forward to finding more written by her.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 7, 2011

    Great Aussie whodunnit that will keep you guessing till the end

    Vicki Tyley is the Queen of the Aussie mystery thriller. Fatal Liaison is a polished, pacy read full of twists and turns. As usual, I didn't guess the villain. I'm not quite sure how she manages to throw me off the scent every time. Greg and Megan sign up separately for a dating agency that organises dinner parties for hopeful singles in Melbourne. Each has an ulterior motive. Their lives become entangled in a life-and-death race to find two missing people dear to them. I can recommend this thriller to anyone who likes a puzzle wrapped up in an adventure ... except, if you are single and currently a member of a dating club, Fatal Liaison might put you off the hunt for romance for a good long while.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    Review

    Thought the story was slow moving.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2012

    very exciting

    I loved this book, very exciting

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2011

    Good read

    Interesting book. Not quite as exciting as I like but still good.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 9, 2011

    Check it out

    Good read. Very in teresting

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2014

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    Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite Fatal Liaison b

    Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite

    Fatal Liaison by Vicki Tyley is a good story. Dinner for Twelve is a dinner dating agency and the heart of this murder mystery. Megan, at the insistence of her best friend Brenda, attends a dinner against her better judgment. Brenda thinks it is a great chance to meet men and quickly hooks up with Lawson. Nick would like to be the man that Brenda had picked and tries his best to woo her, but without much success. Sam, who has recently met a dark haired, gorgeous man at a Dinner for Twelve event is missing and her brother Gregg can’t help but believe one of the members has something to do with it. When another girl is found murdered and Brenda disappears, Megan and Gregg team up to find the killer. Against the advice of the police and private detectives, they conduct their own investigation and find themselves in several scary circumstances.  

    Vicki Tyley has written the story with many twists and turns and, while I had my suspicions of who I thought was killing the ladies, I found myself changing my mind quite often. Fatal Liaison has it all - mystery, suspense, and romance. The characters are well developed; Greg and Megan won my heart from the beginning as they put themselves in one dangerous situation after another. Fatal Liaison is mostly just a suspense-filled mystery, but there is the hint of true love, too. If you are a romantic who enjoys a good mystery, Fatal Liaison is the book for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    Great thriller

    This book keeps you in suspense & you try to guess who is the murder suspect. And when you think you know who it is, there is a twist in the story. This book like the others is written well & worth buying. Vicki Tyler is a very good writer who keeps your interest in her stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Hmmm. Storyline better than the writing style.

    Yes, I did enjoy the book -- luckily I wasn't expecting timeless prose. The reader is led along a variety of avenues to solving the deaths of women who were connected to a "dinner dating" service. The characters are likeable, though not deeply developed -- you hope for the best for them, but are unlikely to care very deeply for them. The plot is easy to follow, which was helpful since I admit I skimmed some.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    Really good

    I didn't know what to expect from this author, but it was a really good read. I enjoyed this book alot!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    Enjoyed this book but...

    This was a good read but dragged a bit. I'll try another of her books but hope they will tighten up the action.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2012

    Fatal Liaison

    good book, would recommend it..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Not a great read

    I bought this book because the reviews were pretty good and it was 99 cents. Well, you get what you pay for! It was boring.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2012

    Loved it!

    Great characters and mystery. I didn't "get it" until the end. I look forward to finding another book by this author

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  • Posted December 14, 2011

    Disappointed

    I actually didn't even finish it. Very slow beginning, somwhat confusing British terminology.

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  • Posted August 14, 2011

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    Fatal Liaison

    I've read all of Vicki Tyley's books, and all have several qualities in common. All are thrillers or mysteries with multiple suspects or potential resolutions. I've always been convinced each of the primary suspects was guilty at some point, yet the ending still catches me off guard. Tyley's ability to plot a story is the envy of many of her peers. "Fatal Liaison" keeps this streak alive.

    I thought the premise of the story, that someone is targeting women using the dating service, was clever and unique. The service is one of those that brings many people together in a bar or restaurant to mingle and, potentially, follow up by actually dating. The large number of people each woman might have met or been targeted by, all of whom are potential suspects, meant the story had many directions it could go. If you've read and liked Tyley's previous books, you're sure to feel the same about this one. If you haven't, "Fatal Liaison" would make an excellent first read.

    **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

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    Unleashed!

    Vicki has unleashed another compelling story, chock-a-block full of just the right mix of ingredients that we've come to expect from her stylish hand.
    A simmering mystery that erupts into highly charged emotions combining with dramatic and sometimes confronting encounters... all cleverly woven with an intriguing psychological twist.
    Vicki's editing is seamless. Her words flow with an ease that is pure delight to read.
    Her main characters, Greg and Megan, have heart and warmth. I was nail-bitingly, lip-chewingly, carried along not wanting to leave their sides all throughout their harrowing journey.
    The "Tyley Factor" never disappoints! Highly Recommended.

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