Thin Blood

Rated 4.50/5 based on 26 reviews
A stockbroker’s wife disappears. Blood on his hands and an adulterous affair with the missing woman’s younger sister sees him charged with murder. With no body and only circumstantial evidence he walks free. Ten years later, journalist Jacinta Deller decides to investigate, only to become embroiled in a warped game of delusion and murder. More

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About Vicki Tyley

Based in rural Victoria, Australia, I write fast-paced mystery and suspense novels in contemporary Australian settings.

My other interests include photography and web design.

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Review by: tony cole on April 28, 2011 :
At Rich Adin's recommendation, I read this ebook, and the other two she has here, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I was mildly surprised at the ending, as I had seen no clues which would allow me to guess the identity of the killer........

However, a good, well written and engaging read, which i recommend with a whole heart.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Richard Adin on March 02, 2011 :
Yet another excellent book by Tyley. Clearly of the class of PD James. Highly recommend all of her books.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)

Review by: Sylvia Massara on Jan. 11, 2011 :
I really enjoyed how the author built the suspense in her story. At first I thought the story was going to be a simple one, with the first few characters introduced and the general plotline, but as I got more into the story, other characters came out of the woodwork and there were a couple of very good twists--especially the one at the end.

Normally, I don't read contemporary suspense novels, especially because some of them get too graphic (eg. Kathy Reichs, Patricia Cornwell, James Patterson, etc), so what I liked about Vicki Tyley's book was that she didn't have to resort to the use of gross and graphic scenes in order to grab my attention. She managed to maintain the suspense right through, simply by weaving her story in a way that kept me wanting to find out more and kept me guessing--and this, in my opinion, is the mark of a true suspense writer. Anyone can write about blood and gore, but not everyone can write a good suspense story without being too graphic. Vicki did and this is why I liked her novel. I will be reading Vicki's other books - she's got me hooked now ;-) I call her "The Queen of Suspense"!
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)

Review by: Susan on Nov. 29, 2010 :
A thoroughly enjoyable read. Believable characters who each contributed to the storyline. A descriptive style that gets straight to the point without surperfluous words. The description of Melbourne is spot on! An exciting build to a surprising end. Can't wait to get my teeth into another of Vicki's books, well done.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: PandaRose on June 14, 2010 : (no rating)
Fabulous book. Well written and a joy to read.
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)

Review by: cbell on June 06, 2010 :
This book is beautifully written by a very talented author.

I had no idea what was coming at the end and I was fantastically surprised! Everything fell into place so completely that I was stunned I hadn't worked it out. A great whodunnit!

Thanks Vicki, Thin Blood is a wonderful read and I look forward to reading many more of your books. Well done!
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)

Review by: GraceKrispy on June 03, 2010 :
This book will keep you guessing! You will be engaged in the story as you try to figure out whodunit, how and why. I will be interested in reading other stories by the author as she hones her craft!
(reviewed 89 days after purchase)

Review by: Scott Collins on June 03, 2010 :
Fantastic. Great action and suspense. So many twists and turns I got dizzy. Love that spinning head feeling. Thanks Vicki and I look forward to reading more of your novels!!
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)

Review by: Kevin Argyle on May 29, 2010 :

A book about a Murdered woman, the Husband who killed her, was cleared of murder, Twice, the dead woman’s sister who falls for the murderer,

The sister works with a guy, who has a girlfriend, who has just lost her job as a journalist!

The ex-journalist, well she’s not the kind of woman who gives up, at anything,

Stubborn, no, STUBBORN is more like it, Tenacious, well yes, Like a Pit Bull is soft and gentle , This woman boy she has Attitude by the bucket load,

So her boyfriend says “Don’t Get Involved”

And he REALLY expected her to LISTEN!

YEAH Right, Men can be stupid.

If you think only big name authors right good books think again,

This is one hell of a good book, the characters are fabulously portrayed, the main lady, Jacinta, is a really sassy, interesting and above all you know straight away she will unravel the mystery

The pace of the story is fast and furious,

Will Jacinta clear the Husband, save his relationship with the sister, and then find the murderer?

Thin Blood is charging up the lists at Amazon,

Believe me this will be BESTSELLER No 1 for Vicki Tyley, and not her last if this is anything to go by, Read It!

And Vicki will be a very BIG NAME, Very Soon!
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)

Review by: Timothy Frost on April 04, 2010 :
Super stuff - an Australian murder mystery that twists and turns right up until the final denouement - which I guarantee you won't anticipate.

Lots of characters and lots of viewpoints make the puzzle even more alluring. As we get to know the protagonists, we can't see which of them can possibly be the culprit.

As the other reviews testify, you can't go wrong downloading Thin Blood, a thoroughly satisfying, professionally written page-turner.
(reviewed 45 days after purchase)

Review by: vcaud on March 29, 2010 :
I downloaded the sample for this book as part of an attempt to get my wife ( an avid reader of pbooks) to finally read just a page or two of something on my e-reader. Half an hour later she was still glued to the screen and wouldn't put the device down until she had finished all 59 sample pages. I was then charged with buying the rest of the book forthwith. Plus she'd now like her own e-reader too. Not bad going for a sample! So she now has her first Vicki Tyley title. Her take - Good stuff and very professionally done. Not to mention a bargain at the price.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Bill, Sr on March 20, 2010 :
Thin Blood by Vicki Tyley grabs you right from the prologue and doesn’t let go. The pages seem to fly by as your reading. An out of work journalist, Jacinta Deller, trying to find freelance work digs into some cold case files and finds the ten year old murder of Kirsty Edmonds; the wife of Craig Edmonds, who had gone missing years before. With her body never found, a million dollar insurance policy and Craig as the only suspect two separate juries failed to convict him. Jacinta’s renewed interest in the case seems to change everything.
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)

Review by: Kurt Miller on March 08, 2010 :
Enjoyed the book very much. Creative storyline, well conceived plot and well written. Look forward to more from this author.
(reviewed 53 days after purchase)

Review by: Paul Korhonen on March 07, 2010 :
Enjoyed it!
(reviewed 69 days after purchase)

Review by: Chicory Ng on March 06, 2010 :
A very readable, well-edited, absorbing mystery with likable real characters and plot lines that successfully kept me unsure of the villain's identity. I look forward to reading more by this author.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: omk3 on March 03, 2010 :
A very pleasant surprise, this book.

Well written and suspenseful, with likable , well fleshed-out characters you care about (sometimes at the same time doubting they are all they seem), it kept my interest from the first page to the last.

Highly recommended to anyone who likes a good mystery/thriller. I would gladly read more books by Vicki Tyley.
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)

Review by: Barb Laane on Feb. 27, 2010 :
This book was a real page turner, and the ending was wonderfully surprising.
(reviewed 28 days after purchase)

Review by: Archelle Baker on Feb. 26, 2010 :
Loved this book. It's really worth the money. I couldn't put it down!

Check it out if you like Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone stories.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)

Review by: James Taylor on Feb. 20, 2010 : (no rating)
I enjoyed this book. Well written. Will look for more by this author.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: J Wolfers on Feb. 20, 2010 :
Great read. I really enjoyed it. Fast and fun.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Anabelee on Feb. 18, 2010 :
Read it in very few days, and pages went on, and I was still reading. That's good!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Jessica G. on Feb. 11, 2010 :
Loved this book!

A really engaging mystery with a great twist. I really enjoyed the characters and their interactions. I couldn't put it down! Can't wait to read more from Vivki Tyley.
(reviewed 45 days after purchase)

Review by: mores on Feb. 05, 2010 :
A very, very readable book.
The story sucks you in immediately - it's a page turner that threatens to keep you up past your bed time just so you can read "one more chapter".

The characters are wonderfully developed. You get to know them, you like them, and you feel with them. You take a personal interest and want to know how they turn out. I mentioned "one more chapter" :)

And finally, the writing is superb. It's polished to a shine and keeps a steady rhythm. This book is fun to read, and will surprise you in the end.

Definately a must-get!
(reviewed 19 days after purchase)

Review by: norman johnson on Feb. 02, 2010 :
Really enjoyed the story. A fast and entertaining read. Ms Tyley, thanks for participating in Operation Ebook Drop, you made my time out here go by that much faster.
SFC Johnson
(reviewed 58 days after purchase)

Review by: Tim Nichol on Jan. 31, 2010 :
DO NOT get past the halfway point of this book late in the evening! You won't go to bed until after finishing.

This story leaves the police and the reader guessing all the way to the end.

May I have another, please? (asjogren)
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)

Review by: John Green on Jan. 27, 2010 :
A well crafted story that was a joy to read; the author kept me guessing right up to the end. As others have already stated, the story started out with a bang and just kept moving forward. If you're a fan of the crime or thriller genre, you won't regret buying this book.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)

Review by: Dorothy McCluskie on Nov. 08, 2009 :
A top notch example of the crime writer's craft. Punchy intro, great momentum throughout and a cast of highly believable characters. This is my favourite genre and usually I guess the ending way in advance, but this is a last minute shocker. I'd definitely recommend Thin Blood to any discerning crime fiction fans - a five star read all the way!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: SM Jonas on Oct. 08, 2009 :
Yowch! This has some opening - hook, line and sinker. I love a good mystery, and this is an exceptional one. Just like the protagonist, it had me imagining all the possible explanations for what happened. But I never guessed quite where it would finish up - the ending turned out every bit as shocking as the start. Edge of the seat all the way through, with characters I really cared about. This is crime writing at its best.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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