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by Joan Brady

eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

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A brilliant thriller, narrated by the now dead central character. Just as you think you have the plot sussed it cleverly shifts under you and all you can do is read on. Our only clue is to accept nothing at face value.

Bleedout Synopsis

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.


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Bleedout Press Reviews

'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


‘A unique voice, a unique story, a unique study of evil…  Joan Brady’s BLEEDOUT is a gripping page turner that is also psychologically insightful and deeply moving.   This book delivers on every level.   I’m eagerly awaiting more of the same from this fine writer’    JEFFERY DEAVER


‘Literate and well crafted, this should be ranked alongside Scott Turow at his best’   Sue Baker’s Top Titles, PUBLISHING NEWS


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ISBN: 9781416502098
Publication date: 06/03/2006
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780743267892
Publication date: 04/04/2005
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (trade Division)
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780743267892
Publication date: 4th April 2005
Author: Joan Brady
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (trade Division)
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,

About 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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