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This “original, unexpected, and gripping” (Jojo Moyes) novel from bestselling author Richard Madeley features a young woman studying criminal psychology who finds herself going from the glamorous inner circle of the Kennedys to the steamy Florida Keys, where a killer is on the loose…

An absolute monster. A true psychopath. Charming on the outside, empty and cold as ice on the inside.

Not until she was sixteen did Stella Arnold learn the full truth about her father, how handsome, charming James turned out to be a cold-blooded, psychotic killer. Knowing now what her father was capable of, she decides to study psychology and the criminal mind. Beautiful, intelligent, and stylish, Stella travels from England to Boston where she quickly finds herself on every invitation list. Then comes an invitation one summer weekend to the home of the Kennedys. Stella quickly becomes part of the inner Kennedy circle as they party through the hot summer nights. Both brothers, JFK and Bobby, make their moves on her but she firmly, charmingly, rejects them.

Further south, in the Florida Keys, a killer is on the loose. The case, unsolved, begins to rock America, and with her keen knowledge of psychopaths, Stella is intrigued by the police investigation and prepares to fly south...

Richard Madeley worked on local newspapers before moving to the BBC. He met Judy Finnigan when they both presented a news programme on Granada TV. Their eponymous TV show ran for seven years and was an enormous success. Richard Madeley has four children and lives in London and Cornwall.

‘If you love the Lakes, a good thriller or, better yet, both, you need to read this book’

– Female First on The Night Book

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