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A Fatal Facade

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A FATAL FACADE is a crime thriller focusing on the lives of four people who become involved with Paolo Cellini, a 30-year-old wealthy art dealer who is killed in his marbled bathroom in Chelsea, London. Each person is linked to Cellini in unusual ways: his lover, Bianca Vella, a Maltese nightclub-singer who worships him; Rico Batas, his Filipino nightclub-manager who hates ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published August 16th 2013 by Roundfire Books
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C.D Neill
Sep 16, 2013 C.D Neill rated it really liked it
The reader is plunged into the story from the first sentence, and from that moment on the momentum of the story telling is consistent and propelling. I enjoyed reading this in one day. A good read with a gentle tone and descriptive writing.
Lynn
Jul 31, 2014 Lynn rated it liked it
Quite liked this novel, though it feels 'experimental' in terms of its structure. The characters do not go deep enough for me, and there are some peculiar flashbacks within the narrative. It is a little 'Mills & Boon' in places, with the sex scenes being a little raw and cliched for my taste! It doesn't take much for the men to become aroused - somewhat demeaning for males, perhaps!
The novel - for me - did become more gripping towards the end, when the 3 strands of the story become intertwin
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Melanie H
Jan 06, 2014 Melanie H rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-read
Who doesn't love a good whodoneit mystery novel?

The novel centers around a former detective Jack Bradley. He's on a mission to find out who killed the eccentric Paolo Cellini, who was found dead at the young age of 30. It is assumed Paolo died of an ailing heart, but Bradley discovers something is amiss with Cellini's heart medicine. There also seems to be something strange in the bath water. Turns out, Bradley likes performing taste tests at the crime scene – gross. This exciting crime thrille
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Dr M
Aug 30, 2013 Dr M rated it it was amazing
The front cover is stunning and made me buy this extraordinary book which is a gripping thriller full of numerous twists and turns. Unlike many novels, I could not guess the murderer! Read it and found out!
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