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Bitter Nothings (Mystery) by [Tyley, Vicki]
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4.4 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 683 KB
  • Print Length: 235 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Patmay Press (26 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A9652JE
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #213,424 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is the second book by Vicki Tyley that I have read and to be honest I only chose it because she set it in Melbourne (Victoria, Australia) where I grew up. This story had the potential to be a page turner but missed the mark entirely. The main character spends most of her time either answering the phone or answering the front door. Her and her brothers seemed relatively untouched by the (spoiler alert) massacre of the rest of her family including young children, and spent the whole book bickering amongst themselves. Her family is quite convoluted with step siblings, a half sibling druggie, and philandering father. But she spends quite a lot of energy on a budding relationship with her step mother's ex-husband. For me it just didn't really go anywhere. The denouement when it came was a relief because it meant I could leave the whole unpleasant family! The behaviour of the police was pretty unrealistic. A good plot spoiled by the the rest of the narrative.
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I've read all of Vicki Tyley's books and they all have some qualities that keep me coming back starting with well constructed plots with multiple "suspects" to choose from. I've yet to figure out whodunit until just before the climax, often getting completely blindsided. (I then think back to the clues and realize they were all there, if I'd only seen them.) The tension tends to be high, like a thriller, with the protagonist often in danger (or at least feeling they are). The protagonist is always someone I like and find myself pulling for them to solve the mystery. The Australian settings and characters add a little spice, setting them apart and giving me a change of pace from the norm.

Bitter Nothings has all of these qualities which leaves me feeling that I don't have anything new to say (other than "buy this book, you'll like it"). So, buy this book, you'll like it.

**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **
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Vicki Tyley's books are always good value and Bitter Nothings is no exception. The characters are well presented and the plot well crafted. I usually identify the murderer, but I have to say that this time I didn't twig it :) Like all good mysteries, this one starts with a bang and delivers the goods.

Dervla (I always liked that Irish name) John's family is massacred and her father is blamed, but when he too is murdered, the plot takes a deeper turn. I do not give spoilers so suffice to say, this novel is well worth the time to read it.

It was a refreshing change to read a novel set in Melbourne, a city which I like but do not know particularly well.
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This is my first Vicki Tyley novel and I was completely blown away by the standard of writing and the research involved to make this book such a compelling reading.

It’s dark and shocking and very hard to put down. Murder mysteries can at times be very formulaic, but this book had me guessing right up to the reveal. The tension builds gradually because Tyley develops strong characters that are flawed human beings which make their motives, relationships and the impact of certain events on their lives all the more believable. As you invest in the cast of the book, as a reader you become determined to ride out the mystery – not because you want to know ‘whodunnit’ but because you find yourself wanting to know ‘why’ it was done.

Based in a very ‘modern’ society reflecting today’s families and values this story doesn’t stray too far into fantasy land which means it has a very real edge to the writing.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
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Bitter Nothings is an edgy psychological whodunnit, centred on a dysfunctional extended Australian family. Dervla is a freelance graphic artist whose world is changed overnight by a brutal multiple murder in the family. She doesn't get on very well with her brothers, and her best friend is a flaky individual with her own serious issues. Her own mother is long dead. In short, there is no one for her to turn to in confidence, and plenty of contenders for the role of villain.

Vicki Tyley has mastered the knack of misdirecting the reader, so the denouement always comes as a complete surprise - even if you know her style, and try to double-guess. This is what makes her so readable.

The themes of mistrust, miscommunication and misunderstanding tie this story together in a most satisfying way. Highly enjoyable and recommended for anyone who likes a not-so-cosy mystery.
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From a very good author I have read others from her and would thoroughly recommend her to all my friends and colleagues and family. She certainly knows how to write an enthralling read.
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could'nt put this book down! x it was thrilling kept me on the edge of my chair, i highly recommend anyone who loves thrillers like me, to read this book! x
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Not long discovered this author and love her work. Excellent book. Have recommended to friends and 'e' maiiled author direct.
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