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Blood Always Tells

Blood Always Tells

Hilary Davidson

Forge Books


Trade Paperback

Dominique Monaghan just wanted to get even with her two-timing, married boyfriend, a washed-up boxer stuck in a toxic marriage to a dangerously spoiled socialite. However, an elaborate blackmail scheme soon lands her in the middle of an unexpected kidnapping . . . and attempted murder. But who is actually out to kill whom?

Desmond Edgars, Dominique's big brother, has looked out for his wayward sister ever since their

mother was convicted of murdering many years ago, so when he receives a frantic phone call from

Dominique in the middle of the night, he drops everything to rush to the rescue. But to find out what has really happened to his sister, the stoic ex-military man must navigate a tangled web of murder and deception, involving a family fortune, a couple of shifty lawyers, and a missing child, while wrestling with his own bloody secrets . . . .

Hilary Davidson's Blood Always Tells is a twisted tale of love, crime, and family gone wrong, by the multiple award–winning author of The Damage Done and Evil in All Its Disguises.


It didn't take Dominique Monaghan long to realize she wasn't cut out for the life of a criminal. She'd knocked back her conscience in the small hours of Friday morning with a couple of pink pills, and the results were worse than a hangover....

Praise for Blood Always Tells

“Davidson has penned an outstanding novel that entertains with its carefully plotted tale of kidnapping, murder and duplicity.” —RT Book Reviews, Top Pick

“Hilary Davidson is the master of plot twists!” —Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author

“A heartfelt, energetic story about greed, entitlement, and the unbreakable bonds between siblings.” —South Florida Sun-Sentinel

“A tale of revenge and redemption that keeps the reader guessing until the last page.” —Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author

“You can't help turning the pages in anticipation of yet another twist or turn.” —Library Journal


Reviews from Goodreads

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. Davidson'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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