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Bleedout

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A spellbinding psychological thriller set in a small American town in Illinois. This is very special indeed. It concerns the relationship between a 15-year old committed murderer, David Marion, and his lawyer, Hugh Freyl. After 15 years in jail, Freyl orchestrates Marion’s release. When Freyl dies the finger points at Marion and the book really takes off. So badly do you want Marion to be cleared, so uncertain are you as to the outcome, and so intriguing is the writing that you really cannot put it down. It is the author’s first crime novel. She won the Whitbread prize for Theory of War (1993) and I think she is terrific.

Similar this month: Henning Mankell, Jodi Compton.
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Synopsis

Bleedout by Joan Brady

Hugh Freyl is a blind lawyer, scion of Illinois' most influential family. He recounts this story from the grave. David Marion is Freyl's protege and a young convicted killer whose release from prison Freyl has orchestrated. He now stands accused of Hugh Freyl's murder. None from Freyl's powerful inner circle will stand up for David's innocence. The perfect scapegoat for their misdoings, he alone bears the burden of proof.

Revealing the inner-workings of an untouchable elite with all their tricks, entitlements and intricate financial schemes, Brady shows us a place that could be any small American city - a place where innocence can backfire and where fear is the only effective weapon against a corrupt government.

Reviews

'A crime novel par excellence - literary, intriguing, and very different . . . continues to surprise until its astonishing climax' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

'Brady handles the tensions in both plots with great skill, but the triumph of the book lies in the way in which she develops the two central characters. Gruesome but enthralling'
Times Literary Supplement

'A tense, dense spiralling story where nothing and no one are ever what they seem. Joan Brady's spellbinding novel is deliciously devious, dangerously deceptive and steeped in shocking betrayal. It's a masterclass in suspense'
VAL MCDERMID

About the Author

Joan Brady

Joan Brady was born in California and danced with the New York City Ballet in her twenties. She is the author a highly-acclaimed autobiograpy THE UNMAKING OF A DANCER and of the novels DEATH COMES FOR PETER PAN, longlisted for the ORANGE PRIZE, THEORY OF WAR, winner of the WHITBREAD and EMIGRE. She now lives in Oxford.

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Book Info

Publication date

6th March 2006

Author

Joan Brady

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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Thriller / suspense
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ISBN

9781416502098

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