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Thicker Than Water

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An intriguing mystery from this popular author - James Markham jilts his fiance for a woman about whom he appears to know very little. Callum Firbank has always been evasive about his childhood, and his wife realises she knows little about her husbands upbringing or family. Jill Irving has everything she could wish for, but she, too, has secrets in her past. What links ...more
Hardcover, 251 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Severn House Publishers (first published March 1st 2009)
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Shonna Froebel
Nov 27, 2012 Shonna Froebel rated it liked it
Fraser's books always have a psychological edge to them, and so does this one. There is much more of the physical here than many of hers have though. The book is told in four sections with an epilogue. Each section follows a different character, and it is not until the fourth section that we see how the characters are related to each other.
The first three characters are attractive people with friends as well as lovers. But they are all also secretive of their pasts. Even those closest to them do
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Nancy
Dec 05, 2009 Nancy rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
This is a mystery that breaks the usual formula. It starts with a series of short stories, each ending with a murder. How are they related? The answer is eventually revealed, but the book fell rather flat for me, probably because none of the characters in the first three stories, which take up a bit more than half the book, resonated with me. I started skipping around after that to just find out who done it. The last half develops characters you can believe in better and does have a bit of the ...more
Valerie Campbell Ackroyd
Apr 14, 2013 Valerie Campbell Ackroyd rated it really liked it
I can't call this an English cozy because parts of it are rather gory. I did find it compulsive enough reading that I gave up a dinner invite to finish it. The book jacket describes the plot--three separate people, each with a mystery in their past. I didn't realize that each character's story would be only a part of the book but by the end of the second, I began to understand. It's a clever device--reminds me of the old detective novel "Laura"--and I feel that the author handled it well. It ...more
Jill Hutchinson
Feb 02, 2012 Jill Hutchinson rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
The perfect murders..........revenge based and impossible to trace. The book tells of three apparently unrelated people, murdered and then hanged by an unknown person. But are they unrelated or is there something in the past that connects them to this murderer? You betcha' and the author does a great job interweaving all the various levels of the story into a fascinating tale. The only gripe that I have is that I could have done without the afterword. I thought it diluted an otherwise intriguing ...more
Fictionophile
Aug 04, 2016 Fictionophile rated it really liked it
A psychological thriller. Three novels in one with three very different protagonists. They all have secret pasts. When they each receive a postcard from the Lake District, they are terrified. Plot is brilliantly tied together at the end.
This is the first novel I've read by this author, but through a bit of research I've found she is quite prolific with two series and some 43 novels to her credit. Looks like I have some reading to do...
Mike Gabor
May 29, 2012 Mike Gabor rated it liked it
Shelves: british-mystery
This wasn't a typical book for me. The story opens with the murder of three characters. We then learn the relationship bewteen these people as told from the view of the murderer himself. The book itself was well written but because of its structure I felt that it laked a bit in suspense. I did however like the twist at the ending. This is the first book I've read from this author but I will definetly pick up another of her works.
Monica
Aug 14, 2012 Monica rated it liked it
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I didn't realize this was a murder mystery but of course after people starting dropping like flies I had to know the connection but truthfully it is hard for me to establish character settings and in this book you get to know several totally different characters before finally bringing it all together.
Susan
Jun 22, 2009 Susan rated it really liked it
I am definitely a fan of this author and really liked the way the story unfolded without the need for a detective or defacto sleuth.
Shirley
Aug 20, 2009 Shirley rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
Never read this author before, but I really liked this book. I see she also has a couple of book series, which I will check out at some point.
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