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  • Title: The Beauty of the End
  • Author: Debbie Howells
  • ISBN: 9781496705983
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the acclaimed author of The Bones of You comes a haunting and heartbreaking new psychological thriller about a man thrust into the middle of a murder investigation, forced to confront the secrets of his ex lover s past I was fourteen when I fell in love with a goddess So begins the testimony of Noah Calaway, an ex lawyer with a sideline in armchair criminal psyFrom the acclaimed author of The Bones of You comes a haunting and heartbreaking new psychological thriller about a man thrust into the middle of a murder investigation, forced to confront the secrets of his ex lover s past I was fourteen when I fell in love with a goddess So begins the testimony of Noah Calaway, an ex lawyer with a sideline in armchair criminal psychology Now living an aimless life in an inherited cottage in the English countryside, Noah is haunted by the memory of the beguiling young woman who left him at the altar sixteen years earlier Then one day he receives a troubling phone call April, the woman he once loved, lies in a coma, the victim of an apparent overdose and the lead suspect in a brutal murder Deep in his bones, Noah believes that April is innocent Then again, he also believed they would spend the rest of their lives together While Noah searches for evidence that will clear April s name, a teenager named Ella begins to sift through the secrets of her own painful family history The same age as April was when Noah first met her, Ella harbors a revelation that could be the key to solving the murder As the two stories converge, there are shocking consequences when at last, the truth emerges Or so everyone believes.Set in a borderland where the past casts its shadow on the present, with a time shifting narrative that will mesmerize and surprise, The Beauty of the End is both a masterpiece of suspense and a powerful rumination on lost love.
    The Beauty of the End From the acclaimed author of The Bones of You comes a haunting and heartbreaking new psychological thriller about a man thrust into the middle of a murder investigation forced to confront the secrets

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    1. Noah Calaway first sees the goddess of his dreams when he is in high school His parents recently moved on up in the world and he is the new kid at a ritzy school In she walks April The goddess She doesn t really know he exists But he makes that change He must get her attention April misses lots of school and is sorta spacey when she is there, but stupid Noah doesn t realize or honestly even seem to care He just must have her.This may go sorta SPOILERY so be warned Noah is all grown up after NOT [...]

    2. I received my digital copy on Netgalley via wish granted from Kensington in exchange for a fair and honest review many thanks I have heard of Debbie Howells previous work but have not personally read any previous to this one The Beauty of the End impressed me wildly Ms Howells clearly is talented in constructing a complex tale with an interweaving timeline of the past and present, with only 1 narrator The summary does a good job describing the plot overall but, to not raise any spoilers, I was a [...]

    3. This is my first byDebbie Howells, though I ve been seeing her books pop up on my newsfeed for the last couple of years I figured I d start with the last one to come out.The story follows Noah, an ex lawyer, as he is drawn back into the life of his ex love April who left him at the altar sixteen years prior A call from an old friend informs him of April being accused of murder and then trying to kill herself Noah truly believes April couldn t have murdered anyone So much so that he travels to Ap [...]

    4. THE BEAUTY Of The End, a psychological mystery is the second novel I have read by author Debbie Howells, after having loved The Bones of You I was so happy to be granted my wish to read THE BEAUTY OF THE END The story is about a man placed into the middle of a murder investigation, forced to come to terms with the secrets of his ex lover s past This is a novel of first love, of lies, secrets and betrayal I was fourteen when I fell in love with a goddess Noah Calaway, an ex lawyer living in Engla [...]

    5. I read the first chapter of this book a couple of months ago and found it interesting Noah Calaway gets a call from an old friend that he hasn t heard from in a long time Apparently Noah s old girlfriend April has killed a man and then tried to kill herself He believes that she is innocent and travels to where she lives to find out the truth.I can say that the idea of the book sounded interesting, unfortunately, the idea did not live up to my expectations I felt that I got a bit of a wrong start [...]

    6. 2.5 A quick read but just meh for me Seriously I could poke holes in the believability of this one a mile long, but I won t Just not seem to be buying these thrillers lately and this one and the back and forth timeline made me dizzy Not my cup of tea, shall we say and leave it at that.

    7. This is my first book by Debbie Howells and it blew me away This is a great psychological suspense novel that I finished in one day.Noah Calaway is an ex lawyer turned writing who gets a disturbing phone call from his estranged school friend Will that his ex fianc e Alice Moon has been accused of a brutal murder and is in coma after trying to kill herself Noah decides to defend Alice as he cannot believe that she is capable of such an heinous crime even though her betrayal still hurts him Meanwh [...]

    8. The Beauty of the End by Debbie Howells is a 2016 Kensington publication I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This story is simply spellbinding, mesmerizing, and had me hooked right from the start When Noah Calaway gets a phone call from an old friend , letting him know his long lost love has been accused of murder and is in the hospital after a suicide attempt, Noah, a former attorney turned author, is conflicted in regards to taking [...]

    9. I was fourteen when I fell in love with a goddess Goddesses have that effect, even on teenagers such as I was Being plump or uncool has no bearing on the ability to fall in love and my fate was sealed Noah Calaway remembers the minute he laid eyes on April Moon Even her name intoxicated him Even though she barely acknowledged his existence, and he had little if any hope of ever catching her eye, he knew he wanted April She was mysterious, beautiful, quirky and even rud to be a bit of a witch, as [...]

    10. I received an invitation to read the first chapters of 2 new books being released in 2016, in exchange for a short review.The first is from author Simona Ahrnstedt, titled All In This is my first encounter with Ahrnstedt s work, and while a chapter is hardly enough time to feel connected to a story, I can say this book has started out with a bang With a lead male sharing traits reminiscent of Christian Grey and the lead female sounding like Lucky Santangelo, from the Jackie Collins series this h [...]

    11. This authors other book The Bones of You was one of my all time favorites so when I was contacted to see if I would like to read her latest novel I certainly didn t hesitate one iota.Just like her other book kept me up all night, so did this one I blame this author for dark bags under my eyes.The plot, the twist, the misguided routes I went down was endless, but worth my travel.She writes with such beguile that I cannot fault her penmanship Noah.April is a murder NO NO NOSo he goes down the road [...]

    12. Noah Calaway opens this story with I was fourteen when I fell in love with a goddess That teen aged event has colored virtually every moment of his life since and is the driving force of the psychological mystery that is The Beauty of the End One day he receives a phone call drawing him back into the life of that goddess, long lost to him, and into a murder mystery and the land of distant memory where not everything is as we think we remember it April, the woman he has always loved, is in a coma [...]

    13. 3.75 starsAt times I really loved this, and at others I wanted to toss it out the windowI think this book has a bit of an identity crisis, not quite knowing if it should labeled a thriller, a chick lit story, or none of the above.My take I would stamp this as a low key mystery trying hard to be a thriller, but not quite making it I still found this whole chaotic mess intriguing though While I agree with others that it was hard to like any of the characters, I found that their flaws were what all [...]

    14. 3.75 StarsThrillers are not really my genre, so this may appeal to others than it did to me, The main characters never seem as though they are fully developed characters, or people As a result, for me, I never felt fully involved in the story It was a quick and easy read, enjoyable, the story managed to keep my attention, and the writing was good Noah is a writer, formerly a lawyer He left his law firm after getting a client off, only to have all doubt removed that the man was guilty Now that g [...]

    15. 3.75 stars thanks to kensington books and all involved in this giveaway element i appreciated was although there was some alternating chapters between the past and present with the ella element dispersed interstitially it was predominantly voiced by noah and not one chapter this one, one chapter that one this made the story easier to follow, though not less difficult to sleuthother aspect i came to enjoy was the variation of the unreliable narrator, one who wore rose coloured glasses although no [...]

    16. Noah Calaway has left his law career behind four years ago to hide away in a secluded English cottage he has inherited from his aunt, ostensibly to write novels He receives an unexpected phone call from Will Farrington, an old school friend, letting him know that April Moon, Noah s former fiancee, is in hospital after a drug overdose and may be accused of murdering her abusive step father if she survives Will Noah come and act as her lawyer Noah is torn It was love at first sight for him when he [...]

    17. I received this book in exchange for an honest review on NetGalley Thank you to the author, Debbie Howells, and the publisher, Kensington, for this opportunity.There are so many interwoven layers in this fast paced thriller that it was impossible not to get lost in this story of love, loss and revenge The narrative alternated between time periods and perspectives to ultimately provide the reader with the full story from multiple angles The story intrigued me and the writing was sublime My only n [...]

    18. There are things that seem to work better in some literary genres than in others, revisiting a past relationship that didn t work out seems to be one of them Great in romantic fictions such as Jane Austen s Persuasion or Jojo Moyes s The Last Letter from Your Lover But in crime fiction, I ve been disappointed Peter Swanson s The Girl with a Clock for a Heart, Mark Edwards Because She Loves Me, David Bell s Somebody I Used to Know, all tanked Perhaps it s that the bereft lover has to play such an [...]

    19. This is definitely the best thriller that I have read in many, many months Finally a true psychological thriller with mind bending secrets and a villain who is a true sociopath, someone with no moral compass and complete disregard for others I was looking for a definition of a narcissistic sociopath and it sounded just like Will I m quoting just a few lines from the website healthyplace that I thought were very eye opening You can skip them if you re not interested.A narcissistic sociopath has A [...]

    20. This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life.I have so many mixed feelings about this book I remember that I really wanted to see how things would work out for the characters So much so that I had a hard time putting it down The whole time I was reading, I was also thinking about how nothing in the story really rang true to me In the end, it was rather disappointing.I read this book several weeks before I actually had a chance to sit down and write my review I hate to say it but I remem [...]

    21. I LOVED this one.Somebody said Debbie Howells paints with words and in the case of The Beauty of the End she definitely did that it was intense and gorgeous and whilst on the surface it is a psychological thriller with a mystery element and all that jazz the underneath of it is something very different The story of a life And a death And all the stuff inbetween About how memory rewrites history and truth can rewrite memory There is a haunting sense of loss running throughout the narrative that j [...]

    22. Noah Calaway didn t quite know what to think when he gets a troubling phone call concerning his ex, April April had always been the one that got away for Noah and now she lies in a coma, the victim of an apparent overdose But not only is April in the hospital but she s suspected of killing a man before trying to take her own life Noah can t believe that April would have anything to do with murder so Noah decides that even though he gave up practicing law he needs to do whatever he can to try to [...]

    23. I wanted to like this book, if for no other reason than male narrators in psychological thrillers are like unicorns But this just didn t work for me The plot itself is good, but the execution left much to be desired This book skips around a lot on the timeline it s 2016, then 1989, then 1998, then 2016, then 1994 I had to flip back through the pages continually to keep details straight, until I became too annoyed and stopped The constant time warps also interrupted the pacing and flow of the sto [...]

    24. I have read a first chapter sample only of this book which is due to be published in July of 2016.After only one chapter, Debbie Howells has reeled me in I was enamoured by her first book, The Bones of You, and The Beauty of The End would seem to be every bit as absorbing and intriguing Her writing flows seamlessly, her ideas are intriguing Noah Calway, ex lawyer, armchair criminal psychologist, is living an aimless existence in an inherited cottage deep in the English countryside He is haunted [...]

    25. It took me 10 days to read this book, and some of that was skimming I was really drawn to the premise, but just could not get into it Slow moving, lacked suspense There were a couple of twists that piqued my interest, but overall I can t say I liked it Noah was so naive was he really a lawyer Never understood the obsession with his goddess, April I enjoyed Debbie Howells previous novel, The Bones of You, but unfortunately this one didn t work for me It happens Disclosure I received a copy of thi [...]

    26. Noah, a lawyer turned writer, is contacted by a former school friend, Will, who informs him that April, a girl they ve known since their school days and whom Noah has been obsessed with ever since is the suspect in a murder case but is herself in a critical condition in hospital It took me a little while to get into this, but as it progressed, it got better and better It is mainly told from Noah s first person perspective, which switches between 1989, the 1990s and the present time, and is inter [...]

    27. It is beyond me how this fantastic author Debbie Howells is a florist Debbie Howells can most certainly make a huge career being a crime writer with no problem The Bones of You her first crime novel is a page turner and The Beauty of the End is utterly unputdownable Every word, every sentence, every chapter and character grabbed my full attention I was hooked from the first page right up until the very last word About The Beauty of the End Noah got A levels reading law and was going to marry Apr [...]

    28. Slowly building mystery in which all is not what it seems When former attorney, Noah Calaway, receives news that his first love, April Moon, is accused of murder and has od d he rushes to her defense The narrative, told primarily from Noah s POV, alternates between the 1980 s when he first meets April, the 1990 s when their relationship develops, and 2016 Noah is completely blinded by love However, holes begin to appear in his story and the reader will come to question his reliability The myster [...]

    29. This is a complex, multilayered thriller, moving back and forth in time to piece together a mystery that started many years before.Noah Calaway, the narrator of this novel, has left his career as a lawyer to live in the country and write crime novels In his youth he was once in love with a beautiful woman, April Moon, but she had secrets she wouldn t share with him and in the end she ran away from the relationship Noah has never really recovered and still holds a torch for the beautiful April So [...]

    30. I was fourteen when I fell in love with a goddess What a good story Ex lawyer Noah Calaway s estranged friend Will calls him out of the blue to let him know that Noah s ex fiance April has been accused of a brutal murder and lies in a coma, having attempted to kill herself Noah s old emotions are reignited the betrayals of Will and the woman Noah planned to spend the rest of his life with bubble up to the surface His reawakened feelings draw him into the murder investigation, appointing himself [...]

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