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In Malice, Quite Close

A Novel

Brandi Lynn Ryder

Paperback

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Description

A sophisticated mystery debut in which priceless art and unspeakable desires converge

When French expatriate Tristan Mourault becomes enamored with fifteen-year-old Karen Miller, he "rescues" her from her working-class circumstances and stages her death to mask his true crime. Years later, Karen is now "Gisèle" and lives with Tristan in rarefied Devon, Washington. She has married another man to keep up appearances, but when her daughter stumbles upon a secret cache of paintings—all nudes of Gisèle—Tristan's carefully curated world begins to crumble. Set against a byzantine backdrop of greed, artifice, and manipulation—with tantalizing echoes of LolitaIn Malice, Quite Close keeps its most devastating secrets right up until the very last page.

Penguin Books, 9780143121176, 400pp.

Publication Date: July 31, 2012



About the Author

Brandi Lynn Ryder lives in the heart of Napa Valley. In Malice, Quite Close is her first novel.