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If Looks Could Kill
     

If Looks Could Kill

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by Michael Blair, Michael Bhair
 

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Vancouver photographer Thomas McCall’s summer gets off to a rocky start when his hearing-impaired 12-year-old daughter arrives for a visit (with pet ferret in tow), his parents’ marriage hits the rocks, his assistant unaccountably botches a batch of film, his girlfriend pushes for a commitment he can’t make, and the houseboat he lives on starts to

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Vancouver photographer Thomas McCall’s summer gets off to a rocky start when his hearing-impaired 12-year-old daughter arrives for a visit (with pet ferret in tow), his parents’ marriage hits the rocks, his assistant unaccountably botches a batch of film, his girlfriend pushes for a commitment he can’t make, and the houseboat he lives on starts to sink. In other words, the usual complications of a busy life. Nothing he can’t cope with. That is, until Carla, his stunningly beautiful, former lover, walks back into his life, unapologetic for having ripped off his stereo, computer, and expensive (albeit broken) Hassleblad camera when she walked out on him two years earlier. Worse, she now needs McCall to find her a place where she can hide away for a few days, no questions asked. McCall, still hopelessly in lust with her, reluctantly agrees. But Carla never turns up at the hideaway. And now her menacing new boyfriend, Vince, is frantic to find her – so frantic that he turns to McCall for help.

What has Carla done to make her run away? What would Vince do to her if he found her? And why, against all sense, does McCall start searching for her – finding so much more than he ever wanted to?

Vivid, fast-paced, and funny, If Looks Could Kill was a finalist for the inaugural Chapters/Robertson Davies Prize, whose jurists deemed it the best of the many mysteries they received. It was also shortlisted for the 2001 QSPELL First Novel Award

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780771011276
Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
Publication date:
02/01/1901
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

A freelance writer, Michael Blair lives in Montreal. If Looks Could Kill, his first novel, was a finalist for the inaugural Robertson Davies-Chapters prize, and was shortlisted for the First Book Award given out by the Quebec Writers’ Federation.

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If Looks Could Kill 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 64 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I would read more from this author in the future the book is over 600 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My curiosity got the better of me. It was well written with lots of twists although some were a little more predictable than others. Overall it was a good book with an excellent ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book looking forward to reading other books by him
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldnt put it down! One of the best books ive read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good writing, good characters, good pacing. Want to see more from this writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
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I could not finish this book. It was incredibly boring. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book talks way too much about street names and directions to where the characters are going making it really annoying. I have gotten half way through and literally nothing interesting has happened at all. I won't be reading the rest...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story could hve had more content than what streets the main character was driving on
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting well-told story. Quite a page-turner. Characters are relatable and for the most part believable. Although, I think the main character is a little less so. Blair intertchanges him as hero and wussy - so it's hard to say who he really is. Additionally, editing missed quite a few typos, so that took away from my reading experience. Overall, a good book. Especially considering it was Blair's first novel.
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Good
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A delightful romp through the vagaries of human nature. I enjoyed even though it was missing a page here and there.
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I enjoyed this book! Fun read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read .
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