The Damage Done

Lily Moore Series (Volume 1)

Hilary Davidson

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The Damage Done by Hilary Davidson is the winner of the Anthony Award for Best First Novel

Lily Moore fled to Spain to get away from her troubled, drug-addicted younger sister, Claudia. When Claudia is found dead in a bathtub on the anniversary of their mother’s suicide, Lily must return to New York to deal with the aftermath.

The situation shifts from tragic to baffling when the body at the morgue turns out to be that of a stranger who had been using Claudia’s identity. The real Claudia had vanished months earlier, reappearing briefly on the day the impostor died. As Claudia transforms from victim to suspect in the eyes of the police, Lily becomes determined to find her before they do.

Is Claudia actually missing or is she playing an elaborate con game? And who’s responsible for the body in the tub? Determined to learn the truth at any cost, Lily is unprepared for the terrible toll it will take on her and those she loves

“Grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go till the end.”—Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author, on The Damage Done

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It was the bright yellow tape that finally convinced me my sister was dead. When the police had called me, I’d cried for her, but afterward a slender thread of suspicion had snaked into my brain and coiled itself around my thoughts. Claudia was deceitful, like every junkie has to be, but she also had a temper and hated to be ignored. I’d kept my distance from her since September; maybe being the butt of the world’s worst practical joke was the price I would pay for four months of silence. That suspicion didn’t deter me from getting on the first flight I could out

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“Grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go till the end.”—Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author

“[A] razor sharp mystery debut… Davidson offers a great portrait of sisterly love, despite a dysfunctional past, as well as a highly satisfying mystery.”—Publishers Weekly

“A tale of nonstop action with a nice final twist.”—Booklist

“An intriguing psychological mystery with a fully drawn protagonist who is surrounded by real characters who either care for her or who want her to fit their idea of who she should be. Readers will eagerly await Davidson’s next book.”—Library Journal

"Likeable characters, a good puzzle and an excellent sense of place. Hilary Davidson is one to watch.”—Margaret Cannon, The Globe & Mail


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Hilary Davidson

Hilary Davidson won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel for The Damage Done. That book also earned a Crimespree Award and was a finalist for the Arthur Ellis and Macavity awards. Hilary’s widely acclaimed short stories have been featured in publications from Ellery Queen to Thuglit, and in many anthologies. A Toronto-born travel journalist and the author of eighteen nonfiction books, she has lived in New York City since October 2001.

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The Damage Done
Hilary Davidson

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Anthony Awards - Winner, Macavity Award - Nominee

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
September 2010
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ISBN: 9780765336392
ISBN10: 0765336391
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$19.99

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September 2010
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ISBN: 9781429948784
ISBN10: 1429948787
352 pages
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