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Fatal Liaison (Mystery) [Kindle Edition]

Vicki Tyley
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"...easy, fluid readability factor. I didn't want to put the book down, and it was immensely enjoyable.” MotherLode blog

The lives of two strangers become inextricably entangled when they each sign up for a dinner dating agency. Greg's reason for joining has nothing to do with looking for love. His recently divorced sister has disappeared and he’s convinced that the agency, or at least one of its clients, may be responsible.

Neither is Megan looking for love. Although single, she only joined at her best friend’s insistence—then her friend disappears without a trace. When a client of the dating agency is murdered, suspicion falls on several of the members and Megan and Greg join forces.

Will Megan and Greg solve the mystery, or are they about to step into the same inescapable snare?


"It's easy, enjoyable, captivating reading, and I am eagerly awaiting the release of her fifth...” Book Boogie

"Vicki Tyley is the Australian P.D. James - a writer whose work is a can't miss read." American Editor


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"One of this author's true talents is presenting a beginning that draws readers into the story and keeps them engaged until the very end." -MotherLode blog

"Tyley's ability to plot a story is the envy of many of her peers. Fatal Liaison keeps this streak alive." -BigAl's Books and Pals

"Vicki Tyley has written the story with many twists and turns and, while I had my suspicions of who I thought was killing the ladies, I found myself changing my mind quite often. Fatal Liaison has it all - mystery, suspense, and romance. The characters are well developed; Greg and Megan won my heart from the beginning as they put themselves in one dangerous situation after another. Fatal Liaison is mostly just a suspense-filled mystery, but there is the hint of true love, too. If you are a romantic who enjoys a good mystery, Fatal Liaison is the book for you." -Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite

About the Author

Vicki Tyley, a #1 Kindle bestselling author in Mystery and Suspense, is the author of Thin Blood (Amazon 2010 Customer Favorite), Sleight Malice, Brittle Shadows, Fatal Liaison, and Bitter Nothings.

Based in rural Victoria, Australia, Vicki Tyley writes fast-paced mystery and suspense novels in contemporary Australian settings.

Born in New Zealand, she emigrated with her husband to Australia in 1982. Vicki has travelled extensively, spending a year touring the world before terrorism was an influencing factor. She has lived in the central business districts of large cities, suburbia, idyllic seaside locations, rural areas, bushland, and remote desert mining camps.

In the lead up to her writing career, she worked in a multitude of different industries including banking, stockbroking, importing and wholesaling, human resources, mining, hospitality, civil engineering, and toys, in predominantly accounting, IT and management roles.

All these life experiences are brought to bear in her writing.

Product Details

  • File Size: 412 KB
  • Print Length: 219 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Patmay Press (December 27, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005FR8OTM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,778 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fatal Liaison August 14, 2011
By BigAl
Format:Kindle Edition
I've read all of Vicki Tyley's books, and all have several qualities in common. All are thrillers or mysteries with multiple suspects or potential resolutions. I've always been convinced each of the primary suspects was guilty at some point, yet the ending still catches me off guard. Tyley's ability to plot a story is the envy of many of her peers. "Fatal Liaison" keeps this streak alive.

I thought the premise of the story, that someone is targeting women using the dating service, was clever and unique. The service is one of those that brings many people together in a bar or restaurant to mingle and, potentially, follow up by actually dating. The large number of people each woman might have met or been targeted by, all of whom are potential suspects, meant the story had many directions it could go. If you've read and liked Tyley's previous books, you're sure to feel the same about this one. If you haven't, "Fatal Liaison" would make an excellent first read.

**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK Whodunnit September 29, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Fatal Liaison was a fair-to-good mystery. It started off a little slowly, then picked up the pace. The plot line wasn't terrifically original and the plot development was rather thin. The characters were a little flat, but ok, and the protagonists were likable. The sleuthing was ok, too, with a mix of good ideas and good luck. Once or twice I became a little annoyed with the characters' semi-stupid actions. The police were of very little help in solving the mystery-- just providing some background nuisance.

I found myself guessing some of the plot developments before they occurred; two were especially obvious. The book held my interest (though it was a close call until I got past 20%). The ending was satisfying, though a little too neat. Writing style was good. Profanity and sex were kept to a moderate level.

Overall, I'd recommend it as a quick, light read, unless you want to hold out for something more sophisticated.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
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If you want to get a real sense of Australia and her people, you could do a lot worse than read a Vicki Tyley novel. Beyond the realistic view of life in Australia, lies a taut mystery filled with believable characters and a plot that will keep you guessing till the last chapter.

Once again Vicki Tyley got me. I read Fatal Liaison in a single sitting, caught up in the lives of Greg and Megan as they try and unravel the mystery of the disappearances of their sister and friend respectively. As soon as I'd figured out who did it, Tyley threw me off, with either making it obvious that my choice wasn't the one or throwing a couple more characters into the mix.

Make no mistake, Fatal Liaison is no "cozy"; there's enough gritty realism to make the pain real and tension real.

Great read.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hooked from the start May 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I was drawn into this story from the very beginning and totally engrossed throughout. The plot twists and characters are woven into this story in such a fashion that I had a hard time putting this book down.

Greg's sister is missing and his only lead is a singles meeting event sponsored by Dinner for Twelve. Megan and Brenda attend a couple of Dinner for Twelve events and when Brenda goes missing Megan has reason to suspect someone in the group. Greg and Megan eventually form an allegiance to search for the truth.

This is a fast paced story that is fluid and effortless and coupled with the mystery and suspense I was hooked. The twists and turns are endless and the character development was an essential and compassionate part of the story. The character dialogue flowed with ease and believability and I found that I could relate to the characters of Greg and Megan in a realistic way. The descriptive writing paints a clear picture of what's going on and made me feel part of the story.

I really enjoyed Vicky Tyley's writing style and her ability to keep me guessing while keeping me absorbed in the story. Her presentation of characters and events throughout the story combined with the elements of suspense succeed in making this a great read.

To me this is also a story of family, friendship and loyalty. It is a story that shows how strong family and friendships are and what lengths a person would go to protect and save the ones they love.

I recommend this book to all readers who love mystery/suspense and drama that will propel you forward and keep you guessing until the end.

Marilou George - The Kindle Book Review
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great mystery from this author! August 7, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I've read an enjoyed Vicki Tyley's other three books. One of this author's true talents is presenting a beginning that draws readers into the story and keeps them engaged until the very end. I never felt this story dragged, and I was reluctant to put the story down until I had read every last word. I genuinely liked and cared about the characters in the story. They were developed to the extent that a good balance was reached between the action and the characterization. I was pulled into the story because of the experiences of the characters, and it was written in such a way as to encourage my sleuthing right along with Megan and Greg.

Another thing this author does masterfully is throw some twists into the plot. Once again, I pegged the wrong killer. Numerous times, in fact. I think almost everyone fell under my suspicion at some point in the story, even people normally thought of as innocent bystanders. I love unpredictability in mysteries. Even though it seemed like the author was setting one or two characters up as apparent suspects, the number of characters made for a constant guessing game as to who was really guilty. The only thing I could predict going into the read was that it would be unpredictable.

The author's writing style is fluid and that provides for a smooth and easy read. Although the author exhibited strong writing skills from the get-go, each book she's written seems to show slightly more refined development. There were only a few abrupt changes in this book, as compared to previous stories, and the next chapter backtracked enough to explain what had happened. So instead of being a source of confusion, it seemed like a purposeful technique. I never had that dazed and confused feel that I'd experienced in other books.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fatal Liaison was a really good story with a twist or two along the...
Fatal Liaison was a really good story with a twist or two along the way. All the characters were individuals in their own right and had something within their character to keep... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars ... - but connected story lines & proved to be intelligent!
Slow at first - but connected story lines & proved to be intelligent!
Published 6 months ago by Richard J. Padgett
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
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Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars good read
A good storyline with enough suspense and drama to keep it interesting. The characters are very believable and the emotion true to their circumstance.
Published 7 months ago by Donald Baxter
2.0 out of 5 stars very routine novel
Very easy read, but too predictable. Recommend for those who do not want to be challenged and just want an easy read.
Published 7 months ago by Bob Dewitt
3.0 out of 5 stars Great for mystery lovers
Fatal Liaison is a fairly good mystery novel. Even though I think the storyline was not really original and as it was mentioned in one of the previous reviews, some decisions of... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Rahel
5.0 out of 5 stars Fatal Liaison is a fast paced, 'who done it' read.
In 2002 after a fatal illness, Vicki Tyley began pursuing her dream of being a writer. Fatal Liaison is Australian author Vicki Tyley's 4th book. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Paula Mulvey
5.0 out of 5 stars A Taste of the Life Down Under
Vicki Tyley has delivered an excellent mystery/suspense story in "Fatal Liaison." She takes us to the world down under, to give us a taste of Australia, and incorporates the use... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Brea Samuels
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast Paced, Engaging Murder Mystery
Vicki Tyley writes some outstanding murder mystery and suspense novel writer. Fatal Liaison is my second book of hers and I absolutely loved it. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Robin Perron
4.0 out of 5 stars "So what's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?"
New Zealand born, Australian author Vicki Tyley is highly regarded for her consistently excellent mystery and suspense novels. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Grady Harp
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More About the Author

Vicki Tyley, a #1 Kindle bestselling author in Mystery and Suspense, is the author of Thin Blood (Amazon 2010 Customer Favorite), Sleight Malice, Brittle Shadows, Fatal Liaison, and Bitter Nothings.

Based in rural Victoria, Australia, Vicki writes fast-paced mystery and suspense novels in contemporary Australian settings.

Born and raised in New Zealand, she moved to Western Australia with a single suitcase when she was nineteen years old. She has travelled extensively, spending a year touring the world before terrorism was an influencing factor. She has lived in the central business districts of large cities, suburbia, idyllic seaside locations, rural areas, bushland, and remote desert mining camps.

In the lead up to her writing career, Vicki worked in a multitude of different industries including banking, stockbroking, importing and wholesaling, human resources, mining, hospitality, civil engineering, and toys, in predominantly accounting, IT and management roles.

All these life experiences are brought to bear in her writing.

Outside of writing and reading, her main interests are design and photography. She likes to laugh, drink coffee, spend time alone, spend time in company, and get close to nature. She dislikes crowds, hospitals and offal.

Want to say hello or ask a question, email Vicki at vickityley@gmail.com

Website: www.vickityley.com

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