Jun 1 2021

HER LAST BREATH Is an Amazon First Reads Pick!

The cat is out of the bag: Her Last Breath is an Amazon First Reads pick for June!

If you know what First Reads is, you’re already smiling. If not, here’s how it works: Amazon offers readers in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia the opportunity to buy certain books a month before their publication date at a deep discount… and I mean deep. If you have Prime membership, you can download Her Last Breath for FREE on Kindle right now. Without Prime, the Kindle edition is on sale for a mere $1.99; the hardcover edition is also available for $9.99, with or without Prime membership. If you’re in the US, UK, Canada, or Australia, grab Her Last Breath while it’s on sale, because the price goes up on July first, the official publication date.

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May 31 2021

Tune in Tomorrow for First Chapter Fun!

You probably already know Hank Phillippi Ryan and Hannah Mary McKinnon are brilliant writers and wonderful people. But did you know they have been running an amazing series called First Chapter Fun for over a year? Tune in every Tuesday and Thursday to hear them read the first chapters of news and upcoming books. Tomorrow, June 1st, Her Last Breath will be the featured read! Watch live via Facebook or Instagram, or catch the replay. There will be a giveaway!

May 4 2021

The Goodreads Giveaway Is Live!

Hey, are you feeling lucky? Because the Goodreads giveaway of HER LAST BREATH just went live. The book will be published by Thomas & Mercer on July 1st, but this month, you could win one of 100 Kindle copies. Click here to enter!


Mar 30 2021

Available Now: Blood Always Tells

I am thrilled to say my 2014 standalone, BLOOD ALWAYS TELLS, is back in the wild today. It’s been a labor of love bring my first four novels back into print, and I’m so excited to be able to share this one again. Here’s the jacket copy:

Dominique Monaghan just wanted to get even with her two-timing, married boyfriend, a washed-up boxer stuck in a toxic marriage to a dangerously spoiled socialite. However, an elaborate blackmail scheme soon lands her in the middle of an unexpected kidnapping… and attempted murder. But who is actually out to kill whom?

Desmond Edgars, Dominique’s big brother, has looked out for his wayward sister ever since their mother was convicted of murder many years ago, so when he receives a frantic phone call from Dominique in the middle of the night, he drops everything to rush to the rescue. But to find out what has really happened to his sister, the stoic ex-military man must navigate a tangled web of murder and deception, involving a family fortune, a couple of shifty lawyers, and a missing child, while wrestling with his own bloody secrets…

Apple Books selected BLOOD ALWAYS TELLS as one of its 20 Best Books of April 2014. The book got a lot of love from reviewers and other writers:

“Blood Always Tells will surprise you at every turn. You think you know what’s going on… until you don’t. Hilary Davidson is the master of plot twists!” — Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author

“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.” — Criminal Element

“Readers may think they know where Hilary Davidson is going with Blood Always Tells, but they’ll be wrong time and again. Davidson writes thrillers by her own set of rules and the result is a terrific, highly original read” — Gar Anthony Haywood, Shamus Award-winning author

“A heartfelt, energetic story about greed, entitlement and the unbreakable bonds between siblings who never stop believing in each other. Davidson also works in a subtle but effective subtext about racial politics that gives Blood Always Tells an extra boost.” — South Florida Sun-Sentinel

“A tale of revenge and redemption that keeps the reader guessing until the last page.” — Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author

I hope you’ll pick up the new edition! BLOOD ALWAYS TELLS is available in paperback from your favorite independent bookstore and from Amazon, and available as an eBook from Apple Books, Kindle, Kobo, and Nook.

Mar 25 2021

Cover Reveal: Blood Always Tells

Coming March 30, 2021, everywhere books are sold!

Feb 19 2021

25th Anniversary!

This really snuck up on me: it’s the 25th anniversary of my Harper’s Magazine cover! 💋

Many of you know that I interned at Harper’s but only a few know that I was the cover girl on the February 1996 issue. The photo was taken by the fabulous Penny Gentieu in a shoot that can only be described as impromptu. If you want a laugh, check out the salacious, sexist gossip item New York Magazine wrote about it (posted on my Instagram). At the time, I was shocked that a short piece could get so much wrong. But it did its job, which was to get attention for the cover!

Dec 22 2020

The Third One’s the Charm

First, a confession: I am bonkers. That’s the only possible reason I can give for why I decided, late in the summer, to re-release the three books of the Lily Moore series over three months. Did I feel ready to do it? Not at all, but I jumped in anyway (kind of a familiar theme around here).

The process wasn’t easy (I’ll probably write about it one of these days — there are so many pitfalls). But I’m thrilled to say that all three novels in the Lily Moore series are back in print! The third installment, Evil in All Its Disguises, made its return today, joining its siblings The Damage Done and The Next One to Fall. Here’s the jacket copy:

Anthony Award-winner Hilary Davidson weaves a thrilling story of paranoia, vengeance, and murder.

When travel writer Lily Moore joins a group of journalists for an all-expenses-paid press junket to Acapulco, she expects sun, sand, and margaritas. Instead, she finds that the Mexican city, once the playground of Hollywood stars, is a place of faded glamour and rising crime. Even the luxurious Hotel Cerón, isolated from the rest of the town, seems disturbing to her, with its grand, empty rooms, ever-watchful staff, and armed guards patrolling the grounds.

Lily isn’t the only one who suspects something rotten under the hotel’s opulent facade. Skye McDermott, another journalist on the trip, asks Lily for help with an article she’s working on about fraud and corruption in the hotel industry. Skye claims she’s eager to write a piece of real journalism rather than the fluff she’s known for. But she also lets slip that she’s deeply upset at a lover who jilted her, and she plans to exact her revenge by exposing his company’s illegal activities.

After Skye disappears suddenly, Lily suspects her friend is in grave danger. But the hotel’s staff insists that everything is fine and refuses to contact the police. Only after Lily tries—and fails—to leave the Hotel Cerón does she discover the truth: the journalists are prisoners in a gilded cage.

Too late, Lily realizes that she has been maneuvered into the role of bait in a vicious, vengeful plot. Faced with unthinkable choices, Lily must summon all her strength to survive, confront the past she’s still running from, and save other lives.

Evil in All Its Disguises got some wonderful praise where it was first released by Tor/Forge in 2013:

“Davidson has a great eye for the small detail that leads the reader into the spot and her puzzle plots are beautifully organized and crafted… This third book featuring travel journalist Lily Moore is the best of the set.” — The Globe & Mail

“Davidson’s book pulses with psychological suspense.” — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Hilary Davidson delivers the goods — an exotic, atmospheric setting, a rocket-paced plot, and a bright, engaging heroine in Lily Moore. Evil in All Its Disguises is a top-notch mystery — exciting, harrowing, and smart” — Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author

If you’d like to pick up the gorgeous new edition, it’s available as an eBook from Apple Books, Kindle, and Kobo. The paperback edition is available from your favorite independent bookstore and from Amazon. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

Dec 16 2020

Cover Reveal: Evil in All Its Disguises

Of all the new covers for the Lily Moore books, this may be the most Hitchcockian!

Dec 7 2020

Mystery Loves Georgia

Have you checked out the Mystery Loves Georgia auction yet? In the past week, a large segment of the mystery community has come together in support of Fair Fight and the Georgia Senate elections on January 5th, donating an incredible array of great items and experiences. I’ve got three items on offer:

If you’re looking for a unique holiday gift, love crime fiction, or simply want to support a good cause, take a look at this auction!  Bidding closes on December 11th at 6pm Pacific.

Nov 24 2020

One Small Sacrifice Is a Kindle Daily Deal!

ONE SMALL SACRIFICE was my fifth book, but the first to become a bestseller. If you haven’t read it yet, now’s your chance: it’s a Kindle Daily Deal! Get it today for 99 cents! This book had gotten a lot of love from critics — here are a couple of reviews:

“Fans of Karin Slaughter, Tana French, and Lisa Gardner will devour this new police procedural, which boasts a strong female detective and an intriguing antagonist. Sheryn [Sterling] will draw in readers, and Davidson’s complex storytelling will keep them wanting more.” — Library Journal (starred review)

“The story line veers between alternate points of view with Traynor and Sterling, and their perspectives on the same information provide different results. Writing the novel in this fashion amps up the suspense while also giving the narrative a complex and compelling flair. In addition, Davidson does an admirable job of making a complicated issue such as PTSD relatable.” — Associated Press

I hope you’ll enjoy it. Happy reading!