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Flesh Tones

3.46  ·  Rating Details  ·  96 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
In such erotic thrillers as "In Fidelity" and "Lip Service," acclaimed author M. J. Rose took readers to the darkest edges of desire. Now, in her most riveting novel yet, she leads us across the fine line separating passion and obsession, mercy and murder.
In a New York courtroom, a woman stands accused of a controversial crime. Genny Haviland, thirty-eight, is said to hav
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 29th 2003 by Ballantine Books (first published June 25th 2002)
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Apr 21, 2013 Sharon rated it it was ok
Genny (age 17) has an affair with 37-year-old artist Slade. He dumps her when he finds out her age and that her father is the owner of the gallery he has commissioned to work for. They meet 20 years later when Gabriel and her dad and involved in an accident, and affair is rekindled. Gabriel ends up dead in a suicide in which Genny assisted. Or did she? Was it an assisted suicide? Or murder? Was she enraged at Gabriel, or did she kill him because of her screwed up relationship with her father?.

Aug 01, 2015 Mary rated it liked it
A good book to read while on a vacation; otherwise, I found it very difficult to get into. My favorite parts of the book are the quotes (especially the opening and part IV).
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May 22, 2016 Daniel Henderson rated it it was ok
Very bland and uninteresting read. Starting rooting against the protagonist just to make it more interesting. Not badly written; just a boring story.
Feb 02, 2016 Roseann rated it liked it
Not really my cup of tea, but good for its genre, a sexy mystery.
May 14, 2014 Naomi rated it really liked it
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Apr 15, 2016 Rick Bayko rated it really liked it
Accused murderer Genevieve endures the criminal trial that will determine her future while experiencing flashbacks both sad and semi-erotic of her dead and lamented lover.
Aug 26, 2014 Karen rated it it was amazing
This was listed under "erotica" on To me, It isn't! But, even though it is not what I would normally choose to read, it is so well written it actually brought me to tears in the end. For that, I just had to give it 5 stars. It seems I've read a lot of duds lately. This is what good writing reads like!!
Mar 29, 2012 Erin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A moderately entertaining thriller - some interesting tidbits about the contemporary art world, but nothing especially memorable.
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This was a test for me to try mystery again. Didn't really do it for me. Not my style.
Jul 19, 2007 Juliet rated it really liked it
Amazing! I'm a sucker for beautiful and haunting love stories such as this. Recommended!
Feb 29, 2008 Donna rated it liked it
Hauntingly romantic.
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M.J. Rose grew up in New York City mostly in the labyrinthine galleries of the Metropolitan Museum, the dark tunnels and lush gardens of Central Park and reading her mother’s favorite books before she was allowed. She believes mystery and magic are all around us but we are too often too busy to notice… books that exaggerate mystery and magic draw attention to it and remind us to look for it and re
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