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Stick or twist, Diane Janes

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Stick or twist
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Stick or twist
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Diane Janes
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eng
Summary
The attempted kidnap of a wealthy heiress throws up a series of unanswered questions in this twisting tale of suspense. Wealthy heiress Jude Thackeray lost her trust in men following her terrible ordeal at the hands of a ruthless kidnapper. Now she's met Mark Medlicott, she is finally learning to love again. But is Mark who - and what - he seems? No one was ever arrested following the kidnap; there were no credible suspects even. Detective Sergeant Peter Betts and his colleague, DS Hannah McMahon, are determined to crack the case. However, the deeper they dig, the more anomalies they uncover, and it becomes increasingly clear there was more to the attempted kidnap than met the eye. Soon the pair find themselves in a desperate race against time in order to prevent a further catastrophe
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  • When police detectives Peter Betts and Hannah McMahon are asked to reinvestigate the never-solved case of Jude Thackeray, they have no idea that what they find will lead them into both personal and professional crises. Jude was kidnapped by her then-boyfriend, physically assaulted, and then taken to the woods to be killed. Although Jude managed to escape, her would-be killer was never found. All of the information Jude offered about her boyfriend captor led to dead ends. After many months, Jude has managed to recover sufficiently and has a new boyfriend, who treats her with kindness and patience. But as Peter and Hannah work on what is now a very cold case, they find that nothing is as it seemed. In a series of ever-more-shocking revelations, the bizarre story is finally revealed. An edge-of-the-seat, keep-’em-guessing murder case with mind-blowing twists, an imaginative plot, plenty of suspense, brave heroes, and truly dastardly villains. -- Melton, Emily (Reviewed 11/1/2016) (Booklist, vol 113, number 5, p33)
  • /* Starred Review */ British author Janes (Swimming in the Shadows) strikes the perfect balance between gore and sappiness in this satisfyingly sweet police procedural. Det. Constable Peter Betts and Det. Sgt. Hannah McMahon make a more-than-professional connection while reexamining the cold case kidnapping of heiress Jude Thackeray, whose unknown captor let her get away. Jude has since become romantically involved with Mark Medlicott, who tries to help her through the aftershocks of her past trauma, though his motives for doing so may not be the purest. Meanwhile, a loner named Stefan makes disturbing plans on an isolated beach in Cornwall. The bold pairing of the good-natured secret relationship between Peter and Hannah and the sordid romantic intrigue involving Mark and Jude raises readers’ interest in both. Janes deftly, suddenly transforms her audience’s understanding of her protagonists several times without making delayed disclosures feel like literary trickery, keeping tension high to the very end. (Dec.) --Staff (Reviewed 10/24/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 43, p)
  • A team of detectives struggles to solve a case with both too few and too many clues.The abduction and attempted murder of heiress Jude Thackeray is a thorn in DI Graham Ling’s side. There’s a detailed description of the kidnapper from Jude, since she lived with the man for several months before he unexpectedly tied her up, threw her into a closet, beat her, put a noose over her head, and drove her out to a deserted field where she was lucky or clever enough to escape. But no one else seems to have seen the miscreant except for a dog-walking neighbor, who describes him only as looking “angry.” There’s CCTV footage of him from a gas station. But his face isn’t clearly visible. As Ling’s team, including Jerry Wilkins, Joel McPartland, detail-oriented Hannah McMahon, and intuitive Peter Betts, struggles with a huge pile of information that somehow doesn’t add up to much, Jude seems to have moved on. She’s seeing Mark Medlicott, who chucked his well-to-do family’s Yorkshire business to seek his fortune in the South. In spite of her brother Robin’s pleas to be careful, Jude seems inclined to pursue this relationship toward a more committed end. Meanwhile, Peter begins a considerably less committed romance with Hannah. Both couples may end up with something they didn’t bargain for as Janes weaves an intricate web of deceit. Janes seems to specialize in heroines with significant back stories. But where Swimming in the Shadows (2014) took forever to reach its conclusion, her current tale frontloads the complications and ends with a jolt.(Kirkus Reviews, October 1, 2016)
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10543777
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Janes, Diane
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
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fiction
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  • Heiresses
  • Kidnapping victims
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Heiresses
  • Kidnapping victims
  • Man-woman relationships
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Stick or twist, Diane Janes
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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1716162
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First world edition.
Extent
234 pages
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9780727886514
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9780727886514
  • (OCoLC)960482878
Label
Stick or twist, Diane Janes
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1716162
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First world edition.
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9780727886514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780727886514
  • (OCoLC)960482878

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