Object of Desire

Object of Desire

by Dal Maclean


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Tom Gray is one of the world's top models–an effortless object of desire.

Self-contained, elusive and always in control, he's accustomed to living life entirely on his own terms.

But when Tom comes under suspicion in the gory death of his employer, his world spirals into chaos.

Someone's framing him. Someone's stalking him.

And as old secrets come to light, Tom finds his adversary always one step ahead.

Will Foster is the only man Tom trusts to help. But Tom brutally burned all bridges between them two years before, and Will paid a bitter price.

If he wants to survive, Tom must prove his innocence to Will–and to the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935560548
Publisher: Blind Eye Books
Publication date: 05/22/2018
Pages: 396
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dal Maclean comes from Scotland. Her background is in journalism, and she has an undying passion for history, the more gossipy and scandalous the better. Dal has lived in Asia and worked all over the world, but home is now the UK. She dislikes the Tragic Gay trope, but loves imperfect characters and genuine emotional conflict in romantic fiction. As an author, and a reader, she believes it's worth a bit of work to reach a happy ending. Agatha Christie, English gardens and ill-advised cocktails are three fatal weaknesses, though not usually at the same time.

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"Dead? Come on, Nick, that's... Of course she's not...dead."

"She is." Nick's voice. Choked and shaky, at the other end of a poor phone line. "God, Tom. She really is."

"But...I saw her yesterday," Tom insisted. "Catriona. At the office. She was fine."

His blank, stunned eyes skittered over his surroundings, trying to grip on to normality.

Grand white colonnades, white render, yellowing grass, scorching sunlight–Greenwich Riverside–with the glass and metal towers of Canary Wharf, looming across the Thames.

The gorgeous photographer Tom had been idly chatting-up, when he answered his phone.

A bored assistant, waiting by a fold-up table, holding a bottle of make-up remover, pointedly, in her hand.

Two gulls, startling white against startling blue, wheeling and crying over the river.

"She's on the bed." Nick's unwanted voice again, worming in his ear. "And...there's so much blood. She's cold."

Tom drew in a sharp breath through his nose. "Have you called an ambulance?"

"Christ, Tom, of course I have! Please. Please, I need you to come now. She..."

Tom squeezed his eyes tight shut, until he saw sparkles behind his straining lids. Don't say it. Don't. You. Fucking. Say it.

"She's killed herself. Tom." Nick's voice broke.

Tom opened his eyes.

Customer Reviews

Object of Desire 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DiverseReaderMK More than 1 year ago
First book by this author and I am hooked! This book is right in my wheelhouse with all the plot twists and turns. The mystery/thriller aspects are so on point. I kept guessing “who done it?” throughout the book. Tom Gray is a male model at the top of his field and he definitely has some quirks when it comes to relationships. When he is suspected in the death of one of his employers, he could have never imagined all the secrets that would come to light around him. The one person he absolutely trusts to help him is the one person he badly burned two years prior. Will Foster is now a private investigator who is strong armed into taking Tom’s case. Together these two will have to sort through their past relationship, lies, deceit, stalkers and murder. Great way to get reacquainted, right? There isn’t too much I can say about this because there truly are so many twists. The mystery lover in me adored this book. There are times that I wanted to shake Tom and hug Will, but in the end...I understood both men. Such a great read, I highly recommend it especially if you love a good “who done it!”