The Beauty of the End
By Debbie Howells
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release Date: July 26, 2016
Length: 320 Pages
Everyone has a secret.
April Moon’s was killer.
From the international bestselling author of The Bones of You comes a haunting and heartbreaking new psychological thriller about a man thrust into the middle of a murder investigation, forced to confront the secrets of his ex-lover’s past.
“I was fourteen when I fell in love with a goddess…”
So begins the testimony of Noah Calaway, an ex-lawyer with a sideline in armchair criminal psychology. Now living an aimless life in an inherited cottage in the English countryside, Noah is haunted by the memory of the beguiling young woman who left him at the altar sixteen years earlier.
Then one day he receives a troubling phone call. April, the woman he once loved, lies in a coma, the victim of an apparent overdose—and the lead suspect in the brutal murder of her stepfather. Deep in his bones, Noah believes that April is innocent. Then again, he also believed they would spend the rest of their lives together.
While Noah searches for evidence that will clear April’s name, a teenager named Ella begins to sift through the secrets of her own painful family history. The same age as April was when Noah first met her, Ella harbors a revelation that could be the key to solving the murder. As the two stories converge, there are shocking consequences when at last, the truth emerges.
Or so everyone believes…
Set in a borderland where the past casts its shadow on the present, with a time-shifting narrative that will mesmerize and surprise, The Beauty of the End is both a masterpiece of suspense and a powerful rumination on lost love.
Read the First Chapter here
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE END:
“Debbie Howells is a terrific new talent - she paints with words and takes a scalpel to emotions.” – New York Times bestselling author Peter James
“A combination of lyrical writing and smart mystery. It's a winner.” — Sandra Block, author of The Girl Without a Name
“A beautifully written, compelling thriller that had me turning the pages until the early hours of the morning to find out the ending. I loved it!” — Claire Douglas, author of The Sisters
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Debbie Howells is the author of THE BONES OF YOU, her debut thriller which sold internationally for six-figures in several countries. While in the past she has been a flying instructor, the owner of a flower shop, and a student of psychology, she currently writes full-time. Debbie lives in West Sussex with her family
Visit her website: www.DebbieHowells.com