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Idyll Hands

Idyll Hands by Stephanie Gayle
Sep 04, 2018 | 303 Pages
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“A perfect blend of mystery and wry humor, this terrific series just keeps getting better. Chief Lynch is an utterly original character, and Stephanie Gayle has created a world I can’t wait to return to time and again.”

—Kelly J. Ford, author of Cottonmouths

“The characters’ emotional conflicts are convincing, as are their dogged persistence and ingenuity. This series keeps getting better with each book.”

Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

“Stephanie Gayle doesn’t gently lead you into the town of Idyll, Connecticut. Rather, she sucks you in through a vortex, crafting a remarkably detailed story that weaves the mystery of the disappearance of a young girl around small-town politics, prejudices, and secrets. Gayle grabs your attention from the first page and dares you to quit reading.”

—Robin Yocum, Edgar® Award–nominated author of A Brilliant Death

“In Idyll Hands, Chief Thomas Lynch’s boredom is the reader’s gain. The quiet town of Idyll, Connecticut, has a few open wounds, and our man Lynch has the time to get to the bottom of things. Dark stories, charmingly told.”

—Lori Rader-Day, Mary Higgins Clark Award–winning author of Little Pretty Things

“By utilizing dual narratives to unearth the ghosts of the past, Gayle navigates the dangers of scandalous secrets and biased mentalities at play in small-town America, in what proves to be the best Thomas Lynch procedural to date.”

—Kristopher Zgorski, founder of BOLO Books and recipient of the 2018 MWA Raven Award

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