The English Boys by Julia Thomas
A Mystery

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Joined in his quest by Tamsyn’s sister, the young actor meets dead end after dead end until he reaches far enough into the past to find the motive for murder. Thomas’ finely drawn characters more than make up for some clumsy plotting in her eminently readable debut.
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Dark and Twisted Secrets Emerge in the Wake of a Deadly Wedding

Daniel Richardson and his best friend, Hugh Ashley-Hunt, both rising British actors, are in love with the same woman, the free-spirited Tamsyn Burke. Daniel reluctantly steps aside when Tamsyn decides to marry Hugh, but right before the wedding ceremony, Tamsyn is murdered. Suspicion falls on the family, friends, and associates in attendance.

Motivated by both Hugh’s grief and his own, Daniel joins forces with Tamsyn’s younger sister, Carey, to find the killer. As he digs into Tamsyn’s past, Daniel unearths secrets she was hiding, and begins to discover why someone wanted her silenced forever.

Praise:

"An entertaining contemporary crime novel about love and revenge."—Library Journal (starred review) and Debut of the Month

"A real gem . . . This is an excellent mystery and readers are in for quite a surprise at the end." —Suspense Magazine

"[An] eminently readable debut."—Kirkus Review

 "A tightly sequenced tale with the many flashbacks expertly woven in."—Reviewing the Evidence

 

About Julia Thomas

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Julia Thomas established the award-winning free-from bakery, Cake Angels, after being diagnosed with breast cancer during pregnancy and told to remove dairy from her diet. Cake Angels now delivers great-tasting cakes throughout England through www.cakeangels.co.uk.
 
Published July 8, 2016 by Midnight Ink. 338 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Above average
on May 04 2016

Joined in his quest by Tamsyn’s sister, the young actor meets dead end after dead end until he reaches far enough into the past to find the motive for murder. Thomas’ finely drawn characters more than make up for some clumsy plotting in her eminently readable debut.

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