Thin Blood (Mystery)

Thin Blood (Mystery)

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by Vicki Tyley
     
 
"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

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"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.

"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

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.
Readers' Favorite - Julia Hopkinson
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...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015752786
Publisher:
Patmay Press
Publication date:
11/18/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
531,918
File size:
730 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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Thin Blood 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great murder mystery. The end is quite a surprise that I did NOT see coming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
May i please join
shelbaW More than 1 year ago
I like this author very much. The characters are very real and easy to identify with. The suspense keeps one hooked.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVED THE BOOK AND HAVE NOW READ ALL HER OTHER BOOKS. REALLY ENJOYED THE STORY LINE ALONG WITH THE SETTING OF AUSTRAILIA
SusanSometimes More than 1 year ago
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!
Victorine More than 1 year ago
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!
NYM More than 1 year ago
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!!
ImogenRose More than 1 year ago
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.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
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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The storyline was good but the culmination of the story did not live up to the whole plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She looks up. "Who and can..I meet him."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nodded, thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nuzzles silvercrystal an hops in a tree his wings shine in the sunlight and rh wind ruffles his fur
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shallow characters and weak plot, saving your $3.99 and times.
beachpolly More than 1 year ago
OK story. It did not impressme to much. it was very violent.
Ajimarie More than 1 year ago
keeps you in suspense
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book! Thoroughly enjoyed it. Good suspense.
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