One More Week!
“Yes, Blood Always Tells is a story about power and powerlessness, about selfishness and selflessness, about desperate people doing desperate things. Underneath it all, though, it’s also a meditation on fate and free will, on nature and nurture, and on whether it’s possible to overcome genetics and circumstance.” — Katrina Niidas Holm, Criminal Element
BLOOD ALWAYS TELLS will be out from Tor/Forge a week from today and I couldn’t be more excited. Don’t get me wrong, I’m also on tenterhooks, more nervous than I’ve been about any book since THE DAMAGE DONE, my debut novel. BLOOD is my first standalone, so there are no familiar characters and relationships and rhythms to fall back on. This book lives or dies on its own.
I’m grateful for all of the support I’ve had with this book so far (there’s been a lot). I’m also excited about the critical reception the book is getting. Some of the latest reviews:
“Davidson has penned an outstanding novel that entertains with its carefully plotted tale of kidnapping, murder and duplicity. Impressive from the outset, the surprises continue throughout until the clincher at the end. Her talent for character development shines.” — RT Book Reviews, Selected as a Top Pick
“Blood Always Tells is the first post-Lily Moore novel for Hilary Davidson and it is a striking success. It’s a book that takes chances and covers a spectacular emotional range… [it] is Davidson at her boldest, craftiest, most mature and most twisted.” — Benoît Lelièvre, Dead End Follies
“As the stakes of the novel change, Davidson shifts the point of view, pairing the reader with the character who has the most to learn, the most to gain, or the most to lose… With its many curves and revelations, Blood Always Tells manages to surprise as well as thrill. Even the most minor-seeming detail pays off. In the dedication, Davidson writes, “If you’re going to sin, sin big.” The sin for the reader would be missing out on this well-crafted mystery.” — Quill & Quire
“This is her best mystery yet.” — Margaret Cannon, The Globe & Mail
If you’re curious about BLOOD ALWAYS TELLS, check out these links:
- Read the first chapter on Macmillan’s site
- Download chapters 1 to 11 right now from iBooks
- Pre-order the book and enter the pre-order contest (you’ll get a free copy of THE BLACK WIDOW CLUB just for entering)
- Mark your calendar, if you live in NYC, Delray Beach, Los Angeles, San Diego, Scottsdale, Austin, Denver, Toronto, Washington D.C. or Milwaukee
- Watch this video: