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The Resource False diamond, by Veronica Heley

False diamond, by Veronica Heley

Label
False diamond
Title
False diamond
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by Veronica Heley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The fake diamond in Dilys Holland's engagement ring implies that all is not well in her marriage, and the Holland family matriarch, Sybil, calls on Bea Abbot for help. Bea soon discovers that Dilys and her little girl live in fear of her abusive husband, a man called Benton with whom Bea has already clashed. Benton wants Bea to rescue the ailing fortunes of his company, part of the Holland empire, and has no scruples about trying violence on her too when she turns him down. To make matters worse, Bea's Member of Parliament son has tied both his fortune and his marriage to Benton's future and is desperate for Bea to rescue him. Then Dilys tries to commit suicide . . . or does she?
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Summary
"Bea is drawn back into the questionable doings of the members of the multi-billionaire Holland family, including an engagement with a fake diamond ring, an alleged suicide attempt, an abusive man who tries to put the frighteners on Bea, and the ambiguous behaviour of the black sheep of the family, who turns out to be the joker in the pack"--author's website.
Storyline
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Tone
Writing style
Character
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10281873
Cataloging source
BT
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Heley, Veronica
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
An Abbot Agency mystery
Series volume
8
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  • Abbot, Bea (Fictitious character)
  • Family violence
  • Suicidal behaviour
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
False diamond, by Veronica Heley
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052369988
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
216 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780727882981
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Label
False diamond, by Veronica Heley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052369988
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
216 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780727882981
Isbn Type
(hardback)

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