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The Brutal Heart

The Brutal Heart

(2008)
(Book 11 in the Joanne Kilbourn series)
A novel by

 
The bestselling Gail Bowen returns with a gripping story of marriage, politics, sex, and murder.

With a general election just weeks away, Joanne Kilbourn is following the campaign of Ginny Monaghan, a woman who has her eyes set on the leadership of the federal Conservative Party and whose success depends, not so much on the election-day poll, but on the outcome of a custody battle she's fighting with her ex. Joanne thinks this is perfect material for a TV program she's putting together on women and party politics. Happy to be back in the political fray that used to be her life during her first marriage, Joanne is soon also glad of the distraction it provides. A local call girl has been murdered - a woman whose regular clientele included several of Regina's most prominent lawyers, including - until he met Joanne - her own husband, Zach Shreve.

Her new marriage creaking under the strain of this revelation, Joanne throws herself into her project - and into finding out why the dead woman had started to threaten her clients with blackmail, an investigation that leads to the truth - and to death.

In The Brutal Heart, Bowen expertly mixes the ingredients of marriage, family, politics, and murder into a constantly surprising and compulsively readable story.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

August 2008 : Canada Hardback
Title: The Brutal Heart
Author(s): Gail Bowen
ISBN: 0-7710-1687-5 / 978-0-7710-1687-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2011 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Brutal Heart: A Joanne Kilbourn Mystery
Author(s): Gail Bowen
ISBN: 0-7710-0994-1 / 978-0-7710-0994-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2009 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Brutal Heart
Author(s): Gail Bowen
ISBN: 0-7710-1688-3 / 978-0-7710-1688-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

August 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Brutal Heart (Joanne Kilbourn Mysteries Book 11)
Author(s): Gail Bowen
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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