Blood Always Tells (Paperback)

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"I’ve said before that Hilary Davidson is somewhat of a Jekyll and Hyde
author. Her short fiction has a hard noir style, usually showing the
worst of humanity. Her series featuring travel writer Lily Moore
consists of edgy thrillers with a damaged-but-decent heroine confronting
her problems. With Blood Always Tells, a stand alone thriller, Davidson fuses both sides of her writing personalities...Davidson has a gift for taking you seamlessly through these different
point-of-views and sub-genres. By crafting many well placed reveals and
twists that become a part of the pace, she makes the reader accustomed
to the speed at which she likes to change it up. There’s also a theme of
the importance of family weaved throughout the book that binds it
together. All three of the characters come from broken homes and the
double edge sword of bother-sister relationships.
Blood Always Tells is a fresh and engaging read."

— Scott M.


Dominique Monaghan just wanted to get even with her two-timing, married boyfriend, a washed-up boxer stuck in a toxic marriage to a dangerously spoiled socialite. However, an elaborate blackmail scheme soon lands her in the middle of an unexpected kidnapping . . . and attempted murder. But who is actually out to kill whom?

Desmond Edgars, Dominique's big brother, has looked out for his wayward sister ever since their

mother was convicted of murdering many years ago, so when he receives a frantic phone call from

Dominique in the middle of the night, he drops everything to rush to the rescue. But to find out what has really happened to his sister, the stoic ex-military man must navigate a tangled web of murder and deception, involving a family fortune, a couple of shifty lawyers, and a missing child, while wrestling with his own bloody secrets . . . .

Hilary Davidson's Blood Always Tells is a twisted tale of love, crime, and family gone wrong, by the multiple award–winning author of The Damage Done and Evil in All Its Disguises.

About the Author

Hilary Davidson is the author of several novels of mystery and noir including The Damage Done, The Next One to Fall, and Evil in All Its Disguises. Davidson  won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel for The Damage Done. The book also earned a Crimespree Award and was a finalist for the Arthur Ellis and Macavity awards. Davidson’s widely acclaimed short stories have been featured in publications from Ellery Queen to Thuglit, and in many anthologies. A Toronto-born travel journalist and the author of eighteen nonfiction books, she has lived in New York City since October 2001.

Praise For…

“Davidson has penned an outstanding novel that entertains with its carefully plotted tale of kidnapping, murder and duplicity.” —RT Book Reviews, Top Pick

“Hilary Davidson is the master of plot twists!” —Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author

“A heartfelt, energetic story about greed, entitlement, and the unbreakable bonds between siblings.” —South Florida Sun-Sentinel

“A tale of revenge and redemption that keeps the reader guessing until the last page.” —Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author

“You can't help turning the pages in anticipation of yet another twist or turn.” —Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780765333551
ISBN-10: 0765333554
Publisher: Forge Books
Publication Date: March 10th, 2015
Pages: 320
Language: English