Thin Blood [NOOK Book]

Overview

“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. I read Tyley's work with a clenched gut, thrill and dread colliding in every sentence.”–Scott Nicholson, The Skull Ring

“Page after page of twists make this novel a smashing success.” –Suspense Magazine

“The story flows so easily that before you know what's happened, fifty pages are gone. It practically reads itself.” –Ebook ...
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Overview

“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. I read Tyley's work with a clenched gut, thrill and dread colliding in every sentence.”–Scott Nicholson, The Skull Ring

“Page after page of twists make this novel a smashing success.” –Suspense Magazine

“The story flows so easily that before you know what's happened, fifty pages are gone. It practically reads itself.” –Ebook Alchemy

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.
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Editorial Reviews

Suspense Magazine - Amanda Goossen
Page after page of twists make this novel a smashing success. The characters are multi-faceted and complex and the reader never knows whom to trust. It wasn’t until I read the very last page of “Thin Blood” that I exhaled. I was stunned and you will be too.
Ebook Alchemy - Archelle Baker
It’s written in a style that makes you forget you’re reading at all. The story flows so easily that before you know what’s happened, fifty pages are gone. It practically reads itself.

The author is brilliant at giving exactly enough detail...

The Big Picture: This comes highly recommended from me. If you like murder mysteries, female sleuths, or both, this is a must-read. I thought I had the mystery solved until the very end, but I was wrong.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015752786
  • Publisher: Patmay Press
  • Publication date: 11/18/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 238,405
  • File size: 713 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 December 10, 2012

    Super

    Great murder mystery. The end is quite a surprise that I did NOT see coming.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2011

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    Exciting - Definitely Recommended

    A thoroughly enjoyable read. A darn good mystery. Believable characters who each contributed to the storyline. A descriptive style that gets straight to the point without surperfluous words. I loved the research which was obviously done for this story - the feeling and and style of Melbourne is spot on! An exciting build to a surprising end. This was my first experience of Vicki Tyley's books and it's not the last by a long shot!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2010

    A Great Mystery

    Vicki Tyley pulls together a great murder mystery with Thin Blood. I figured out `whodunit' right before the big reveal, which is always satisfying. (I don't like figuring it out too early, that ruins the story for me.) The story was well written, and drew me in from the start. I'm not a huge fan of all the swear words, but that's pretty much all I can complain about. I'm very picky when it comes to writing, and Vicki's writing is top notch. Very well done. Thanks for the great read!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2012

    I like this author very much. The characters are very real and

    I like this author very much. The characters are very real and easy to identify with. The suspense keeps one hooked.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    LOVED THE BOOK AND HAVE NOW READ ALL HER OTHER BOOKS. REALLY ENJOYED THE STORY LINE ALONG WITH THE SETTING OF AUSTRAILIA

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 29, 2010

    Thin Blood

    Fantastic. Great action and suspense. So many twists and turns I got dizzy. Love that spinning head feeling. Thanks Vicki and I look forward to reading more of your novels!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A Captivating Read

    As a result of a surreptitious plan to extract information for a story, which may help boost her career as a journalist, Jacinta Deller finds herself entangled in the complicated lives of a couple, Craig and Narelle Edmonds. Craig Edmonds is suspected of having murdered his first wife. Jacinta quickly forms a bond with his second wife, Narelle. Not operating as a journalist anymore, but as a deeply concerned friend, Jacinta is torn between her loyalty to Narelle and her innate instinct to assist her brother, who is investigating the case, gather information. Thin Blood had me hooked right from the start. I was immediately drawn to both Jacinta and Narelle's characters, both very well fleshed and relatable. Vicki Tyley's style is captivating and entertaining. Vicki, thank you for a great read, I look forward to reading your new novel, Sleight Malice.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2014

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    Reviewed by Julia Hopkinson for Readers' Favorite Thin Blood is

    Reviewed by Julia Hopkinson for Readers' Favorite

    Thin Blood is the first of Vicki Tyley’s exciting, Australia-set mystery thrillers. Jacinta Deller is a tenacious, but recently out of work, investigative journalist looking around for a career-enhancing scoop. Set on the trail of a missing, presumed dead, local woman by her newly moved in lover, Jacinta drops herself squarely into the middle of a years-old mystery involving sex, infidelity, jealousy and murder. Is it a good idea for her to befriend the chief suspects and invite them into her home? If that wasn’t enough, the police officer in charge of the case is a face from her past that Jacinta would rather had stayed hidden. When the danger starts knocking a little closer to home, Jacinta doesn’t know where to turn or who she can trust.

    I really enjoyed reading Thin Blood; it strikes an original note in the whodunit genre and has a compelling and well-plotted story. It drew me in straight away with a stunning prologue and kept ratcheting up the tension in every chapter. There is the main, over-arching plot and an equally diverting sub-plot relating to Jacinta’s past. The chapters themselves are short, and jump between multiple character points of view so the twin tales evolve quickly. The story twists and turns and contains many surprises which are sprung regularly and effectively, plus a few lighter-hearted moments along the way. The book has a good and satisfying ending, although one or two ends remained loose. I am pleased to have discovered Vicki Tyley’s work, and very much look forward to reading the rest of her books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    Just average

    The storyline was good but the culmination of the story did not live up to the whole plot.











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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Flintpack needs help

    We are bineg thretend by another pack our camp is at flint res 1-6

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    A bloody she cat

    A small she cat with bloody cuts and bruises all over her. Her light buttery fur is barely visible under the blood and her green eyes are wide and hysterical

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Savage

    She looks up. "Who and can..I meet him."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Silverwing to Foxtail

    My name is Silverwing. I am a white silver dark gray spotted she cat. I was from a Clan called DarkClan where my father Oakstar was leader. Mooncresent my father's sister was my mentor. She was a Medicne Cat and I loved her like the mother I never had. Everything was perfect until one night a horrible forest fire killed my Clan. With no family I wander the forest alone. I need a mate and a new clan to love me for who I am. Please reply.
    -*-Silverwing-*-

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    PearlSong

    Pads in....she looks around for the cat who wants a mate but thinks about it and pads out to survey second result.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    Icetail

    Nodded, thank you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Eaglewing

    Nuzzles silvercrystal an hops in a tree his wings shine in the sunlight and rh wind ruffles his fur

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    Sparklestar

    May i join . I was the leader of the first clans in july 2011 .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    Nightpelt

    May i please join

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Foxtail

    Gtgtb

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Falconstar

    Anyone want to go hunting?

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