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The Way You Look Tonight by Richard Madeley
  

The Way You Look Tonight

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We follow brilliant psychopathy student Stella who goes to Smith College America to do her PhD and stays with some professor friends of her mother. One of the professors, Jeb, was an advisor to JFK. We are just pre-Cuban crisis. Stella meets the Kennedy clan at a barbecue just as a serial killer is wreaking havoc on the Florida Keys. A bunch of improbable circumstances sees young Stella helping disgruntled FBI agent Lee and putting her theories to practise as an early “profiler”. Our clever killer has a voice too and once Stella upsets his plans he’s out to get her. Part police-procedural, part serial killer, part romance, it is obvious where this is going right from the start. Stella is the daughter of James Blackwell and Diana Arnold who we met very dramatically in Madeley’s first novel, Some Day I’ll Find You, a much better book than this.

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The Way You Look Tonight by Richard Madeley

Not until she was 16 did Stella Arnold learn the full truth about her father, how handsome, charming James turned out to be a cold-blooded, psychotic extortionist, racketeer and killer. Knowing now what her father was capable of, she decides to study psychology and the criminal mind, and to further her education in America. In the spring of 1962 she flies to Boston where, being beautiful, bright and fashionably English, she becomes someone of huge fascination and on every invitation list. Then comes an invitation one summer weekend to the home of the Kennedys. Stella quickly becomes part of the inner Kennedy circle as they party through the hot summer nights. Both brothers, JFK and Bobby, make their moves on her but she firmly, charmingly, repels them. Further south, on the Florida Keys, a killer is on the loose. The case, unsolved, begins to rock America, and with her specialist knowledge of psychopaths, Stella is co-opted by the police investigation and prepares to fly south...

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`If you love the Lakes, a good thriller or, better yet, both, you need to read this book
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About the Author

Richard Madeley was born in 1956. He worked on local newspapers before moving to the BBC. He met Judy Finnigan when they both presented a news programme on Granada TV. Their eponymous TV show ran for seven years and was an enormous success. Richard Madeley has four children and lives in London and Cornwall.

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Book Info

Publication date

31st July 2014

Author

Richard Madeley

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Historical Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781471112652

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