The Damage Done

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Tom Doherty Associates, Sep 28, 2010 - Fiction - 352 pages
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The Damage Done by Hilary Davidson won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel.

Lily Moore, a successful travel writer, fled to Spain to get away from her troubled, drug-addicted younger sister, Claudia. But when Claudia is found dead in a bathtub on the anniversary of their mother's suicide, Lily must return to New York to deal with the aftermath.

The situation shifts from tragic to baffling when the body at the morgue turns out to be a stranger's. The dead woman had been using Claudia's identity for months. The real Claudia had vanished, reappearing briefly on the day her impostor died. As Claudia transforms from victim to suspect in the eyes of the police, Lily becomes determined to find her before they do.

Is Claudia actually missing, or is she playing an elaborate con game? And who's responsible for the body that was found in the bathtub? An obsessive ex-lover? An emotionally disturbed young man with a rich and powerful father? Or Lily's own former fiancÚ, who turns out to be more deeply involved with Claudia than he admits?

As Lily searches for answers, a shadowy figure stalks her and the danger to her grows. Determined to learn the truth at any cost, she is unprepared for the terrible toll it will take on her and those she loves.


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User Review  - kmajort - LibraryThing

Good, solid. Tangled plot threads that do get well-sorted, but not so pat that eyes roll. Gets 4 stars because I'll look to more by this author. Read full review

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User Review  - hfineisen - LibraryThing

I read about Davidson's second book, The Next One to Fall, and thought it sounded interesting so ordered the first in the series, The Damage Done. I am glad that I did. Lily Moore, a travel journalist ... Read full review

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
7
CHAPTER 1
11
CHAPTER 2
16
CHAPTER 3
21
CHAPTER 4
31
CHAPTER 5
36
CHAPTER 6
46
CHAPTER 7
51
CHAPTER 22
189
CHAPTER 23
196
CHAPTER 24
204
CHAPTER 25
212
CHAPTER 26
217
CHAPTER 27
223
CHAPTER 28
229
CHAPTER 29
235

CHAPTER 8
63
CHAPTER 9
68
CHAPTER 10
71
CHAPTER 11
82
CHAPTER 12
89
CHAPTER 13
99
CHAPTER 14
105
CHAPTER 15
117
CHAPTER 16
124
CHAPTER 17
138
CHAPTER 18
149
CHAPTER 19
160
CHAPTER 20
171
CHAPTER 21
183
CHAPTER 30
243
CHAPTER 31
250
CHAPTER 32
263
CHAPTER 33
273
CHAPTER 34
283
CHAPTER 35
290
CHAPTER 36
298
CHAPTER 37
308
CHAPTER 38
315
CHAPTER 39
322
CHAPTER 40
332
EPILOGUE
342
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Hilary Davidson won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel for The Damage Done. That book also earned a Crimespree Award and was a finalist for the Arthur Ellis and Macavity awards. Hilary's widely acclaimed short stories have been featured in publications from Ellery Queen to Thuglit, and in many anthologies. A Toronto-born travel journalist and the author of eighteen nonfiction books, she has lived in New York City since October 2001.

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