The Damage Done

The Damage Done

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Travel writer Lily Moore returns to New York after her troubled sister Claudia is found dead on the anniversary of their mother's suicide, but what appears to be a tragic death turns out to be a missing person's case as body in the morgue isn't Claudia's, but a stranger using her identity, and the real Claudia has vanished.

McMillan Palgrave

Winner of 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 fiancé, 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.

Publisher: New York : Forge, 2010
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765326973
Branch Call Number: MYS Davidson, H 100.1 2010
Characteristics: 352 pages ; 22 cm


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Jul 20, 2018

The author breaks your heart while simultaneously pulling you along to find out what happens next. I can't wait for her next book.

Sep 04, 2012

Excellent read. Twists, turns, can't put it down.

ehbooklover Jun 22, 2012

A gripping premise, non-stop action, numerous twists and turns, and a wonderful cast of characters make for an amazing debut from a new Canadian mystery author.

Jul 11, 2011

This book is up for 3 major mystery awards. Facinating twist on identity theft; very well done! And she's Canadian,too!


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