In this twisted tale of love, crime, and family gone wrong, Dominique Monaghan wants to get even with her two-timing, married boyfriend, but an elaborate blackmail scheme soon lands her in the middle of an unexpected kidnapping... and attempted murder. Dominique’s big brother, Desmond Edgars, wants to help Dominique, but digs himself deeper into 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.
“Davidson has penned an outstanding novel that entertains with its carefully plotted tale of kidnapping, murder and duplicity. Impressive from the outset, the surprises continue throughout until the clincher at the end. Her talent for character development shines.” — RT Book Reviews, Top Pick!
“In her new stand-alone thriller, Davidson introduces the reader to a cast of troubled, double-crossing characters who end up entangled in a dangerous game… you can’t help turning the pages in anticipation of yet another twist or turn. Recommended for mystery fans who appreciate quirky tales of revenge and family drama.” — Library Journal
“[A] riveting standalone from Anthony Award–winner Davidson... the relationship between Dominique and her brother, Desmond Edgars, who comes to Pennsylvania to investigate his sister’s disappearance, keeps the reader turning the pages.” — Publishers Weekly
Most awards are named after boring ol' humans. I know, snoozefest, right?
Well, I'm delighted to tell you that The Macavity Award brings something new to the table. This award is named after a cat, the "mystery cat" of T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats to be exact.
Naming an award after a cat is understandable; naming an award after a mysterious, yet practical cat is really the only way to go.
The Macmillan Macavity Award-nominated titles for 2011 are as follows:
Best Mystery Novel
BURY YOUR DEAD by Louise Penny*
Sue Feder Memorial Historical Mystery
CITY OF DRAGONS by Kelli Stanley**
To see the full list of nominated titles click here.Read more
Nominees for the 2011 Anthony Awards have been posted and there are some fantastic novels on their list! Look at all these chilling/thrilling/gut-spilling Macmillan titles:
Best Paperback Original
EXPIRATION DATE, Duane Swierczynski
Winners will be announced at the annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention.