The Beauty of the End

3.67 based on 364 ratings & 171 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan

Publication date: 14.07.2016
ISBN: 9781447278108
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

The Beauty of the End is a gripping psychological thriller from Debbie Howells, author of the bestselling Richard and Judy Book Club success, The Bones of You.

I was fourteen when I fell in love with a goddess . . .

A love he'd never forget

Ex-lawyer Noah has never forgotten his first love. When, years later, he hears that she's suspected of murder, he knows with certainty that she's innocent. With April on life-support and the evidence pointing towards her guilt, he's compelled to help her. But he's also unprepared as he's forced to confront what happened between them all those years ago.

A secret she would never reveal

April Moon had loved Noah. She never wanted to hurt him. But there was something - and someone - dark in her life which made happiness together impossible.

A family she could never forgive

Ella is a troubled teenager with her own secrets to tell. But no one will listen. What Ella knows holds the key to finding the killer. But as Noah, April and Ella's stories converge, shocking revelations come to the surface. The truth is obvious. Or so everyone believes . . .

In the media

Spectacularly written and plotted, Howells is a masterful thriller writer, so if you're a fan of the genre, you must, must put her on your list . . . Howells' whole writing style is a beautiful balancing act. It's not the beauty of the end, it's the beauty of the book in its entirety. This story is a little cracker. It explores the dark side of privilege and human nature and also how it's dangerous to cast too rosy a glow on people or memories
The Book Bag
Debbie Howells, bestselling author of The Bones of You, showcases the superb control she has in her writing . . . weaving together a tale of both past and present in a single narrative, Howells' skills as a writer are at the forefront of this novel, making it a fantastic read
Dead Good Books
Intense and gorgeous . . . gloriously plotted and absolutely beautifully written, one of those novels where small parts of the prose make you shiver and give a real emotional pull
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