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The Beauty of the End
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A haunting and heartbreaking psychological thriller from the international bestselling author of The Stepdaughter, "a terrific new talent" (Peter James, New York Times–bestselling author).

Now living an aimless life in an inherited cottage in the English countryside, ex-lawyer Noah Calaway is haunted by the memory of the beguiling young woman who left him at the altar sixteen years earlier. Then one day he receives a troubling phone call. April, the woman he once loved, lies in a coma, the victim of an apparent overdose—and the lead suspect in a brutal murder. Deep in his bones, Noah believes that April is innocent. Then again, he also believed they would spend the rest of their lives together.

While Noah searches for evidence that will clear April's name, a teenager named Ella begins to sift through the secrets of her own painful family history. The same age as April was when Noah first met her, Ella harbors a revelation that could be the key to solving the murder. As the two stories converge, there are shocking consequences when at last, the truth emerges.

Or so everyone believes . . .

Set in a borderland where the past casts its shadow on the present, with a time-shifting narrative that will mesmerize and surprise, The Beauty of the End is both a masterpiece of suspense and a powerful rumination on lost love.

"A combination of lyrical writing and smart mystery. It's a winner." —Sandra Block, author of What Happened That Night

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Debbie Howells. (2016). The Beauty of the End. Kensington Books.

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Debbie Howells. 2016. The Beauty of the End. Kensington Books.

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Debbie Howells, The Beauty of the End. Kensington Books, 2016.

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Now living an aimless life in an inherited cottage in the English countryside, ex-lawyer Noah Calaway is haunted by the memory of the beguiling young woman who left him at the altar sixteen years earlier. Then one day he receives a troubling phone call. April, the woman he once loved, lies in a coma, the victim of an apparent overdose—and the lead suspect in a brutal murder. Deep in his bones, Noah believes that April is innocent. Then again, he also believed they would spend the rest of their lives together.

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A haunting and heartbreaking psychological thriller from the international bestselling author of The Stepdaughter, "a terrific new talent" (Peter James, New York Times–bestselling author).

Now living an aimless life in an inherited cottage in the English countryside, ex-lawyer Noah Calaway is haunted by the memory of the beguiling young woman who left him at the altar sixteen years earlier. Then one day he receives a troubling phone call. April, the woman he once loved, lies in a coma, the victim of an apparent overdose—and the lead suspect in a brutal murder. Deep in his bones, Noah believes that April is innocent. Then again, he also believed they would spend the rest of their lives together.

While Noah searches for evidence that will clear April's name, a teenager named Ella begins to sift through the secrets of her own painful family history. The same age as April was when Noah first met her, Ella harbors a revelation that could be the key to solving the murder. As the two stories converge, there are shocking consequences when at last, the truth emerges.

Or so everyone believes . . .

Set in a borderland where the past casts its shadow on the present, with a time-shifting narrative that will mesmerize and surprise, The Beauty of the End is both a masterpiece of suspense and a powerful rumination on lost love.

"A combination of lyrical writing and smart mystery. It's a winner." —Sandra Block, author of What Happened That Night

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        This overly complicated psychological thriller from British author Howells falls short of the high standard set by her 2015 debut, The Bones of You. Accredited solicitor Noah Callaway has been leading an extremely solitary life in Devon as a crime writer when he learns that his former fiancée, the compelling but erratic April Moon, is comatose and the primary suspect in a murder in Kent. Convinced the woman he has been infatuated with ever since their teens is incapable of the crime, Noah offers to represent her. Dr. Will Farrington, a friend from whom Noah has been estranged for 15 years due to a conflict over April, initiates Noah’s involvement. Noah’s efforts and memories alternate with the accounts of a 15-year-old girl’s visits to her therapist, the significance of which isn’t at first clear. Though Howell has a knack for conveying authentic emotion, readers are likely to become frustrated with the pacing, especially the slow reveal of certain past actions of Noah, who displays an almost obdurate lack of perception. Agent: Juliet Mushens, Agency Group (U.K.).

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