Evil in All Its Disguises

Evil in All Its Disguises

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Anthony Award-winner Hilary Davidson weaves a thrilling story of paranoia, vengeance, and murder with "Evil in All Its Disguises."When travel writer Lily Moore joins a group of journalists for an all-expenses-paid press junket to Acapulco, Mexico, she expects sun, sand, and margaritas. Instead, she finds that the Mexican city, once the playground of Hollywood stars, is a place of faded glamour and rising crime. Even the luxurious Hotel Ceron, isolated from the rest of the town, seems disturbing to her, with its grand, empty rooms, ever-watchful staff, and armed guards patrolling the grounds.Lily isn't the only one who suspects something rotten under the hotel's opulent facade. Skye McDermott, another journalist on the trip, asks Lily for help with an article she's working on about fraud and corruption in the hotel industry. Skye claims she's eager to write a piece of real journalism rather than the fluff she's known for. But she also lets slip that she's deeply upset at a lover who jilted her, and she plans to exact her revenge by exposing his company's illegal activities.After Skye disappears suddenly, Lily suspects that her friend is in grave danger. But the hotel's staff insists that everything is fine and refuses to contact the police. Only after Lily tries and fails to leave the Hotel Ceron does she discover the truth: the journalists are prisoners in a gilded cage.Too late, Lily realizes that she has been maneuvered into the role of bait in a vicious, vengeful plot. Faced with unthinkable choices, Lily must summon all her strength to survive, confront the past she's still running from, and save other lives."Smoothly sinister characters and a creepy Poe-like atmosphere keep the pages turning." "Publishers Weekly" on "Evil in All Its Disguises""
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Product details

  • Paperback | 361 pages
  • 138 x 204 x 30mm | 320g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0765333538
  • 9780765333537

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Praise for "The Next One to Fall

""The story is deliciously twisty, the characters engaging."
--Laura Lippman, "New York Times" bestselling author of "I'd Know You Anywhere

""An atmospheric mystery with an ending that packs a punch. Lily Moore is a passionate and tenacious heroine."
--Meg Gardiner, author of "The Nightmare Thief"

"Sinking us into the noir New York of Sara Gran and Charlie Huston, The Damage Done delivers on all counts, offering both slow-burn suspense and creeping pathos. A rich, haunting debut."
--Megan Abbott, award-winning author of "The End of Everything"

"One of the best debuts I've read in years"
--Jon Jordan, "Crimespree Magazine"

Praise for "The Damage Done

""A smart crime novel, peopled with sinister characters and clever twists you won't see coming."
--Linda Fairstein, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Silent Mercy
"Praise for Hilary Davidson "Hilary Davidson is one to watch."
--"The Globe and Mail"

"Readers will eagerly await Davidson's next book."
--"Library Journal"
"Think Hitchcock writing for the hip Manhattan set. Startling and original."
--Ken Bruen, award-winning author of "London Boulevard"
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About 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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3 30% (50)
2 12% (21)
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