- Title: The Way You Look Tonight
- Author: Richard Madeley
- ISBN: 9781471112652
- Page: 498
- Format: Paperback
The thrilling new novel from bestselling Richard Madeley takes us into the glamorous world of the Kennedys and the steamy, sinister Florida KeysNot until she was 16 did Stella Arnold learn the full truth about her father, how handsome, charming James turned out to be a cold blooded, psychotic extortionist, racketeer and killer Knowing now what her father was capable of, sThe thrilling new novel from bestselling Richard Madeley takes us into the glamorous world of the Kennedys and the steamy, sinister Florida KeysNot until she was 16 did Stella Arnold learn the full truth about her father, how handsome, charming James turned out to be a cold blooded, psychotic extortionist, racketeer and killer Knowing now what her father was capable of, she decides to study psychology and the criminal mind, and to further her education in America In the spring of 1962, she flies to Boston where, being beautiful, bright and fashionably English, she becomes someone of huge fascination and 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, repels them.Further south, on the Florida Keys, a killer is on the loose The case, unsolved, begins to rock America, and with her specialist knowledge of psychopaths, Stella is co opted by the police investigation and prepares to fly south
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The Richard and Judy Book Club is one of my favourites as the pair are massive book lovers so you know the books they have chosen are going to be worth your time. Can they write a book however? Well after finishing this one it is safe to say that Richard definitely can. This is one of the most enjoyable books I've read over the past few weeks and one that I'll definitely be recommending to anybody who will listen.From the cover I'm wondering how many people will misinterpret just what this book [...]
I read this back in January just gone. I forgot to transfer my review onto here.I wasn't sure in leaving a review as I didn't enjoy this book as much as what I expected to.A 16 year old girl get to find out her Father is a psychotic extortionist, racketeer and killer, this leads her to her chosen profession? Its odd. That's all I am going to say.Its a bit disjointed in places where I couldn't follow so well. I tried to "listen" to it with Richard Madeley's voice in my head, but, alas, although t [...]
Having enjoyed Richard Madeley’s previous novel Someday I’ll Find You, I was very much looking forward to reading this. As nice as it is, the cover picture doesn't quite match the story within and I think gives the impression of being a light-hearted read however this is far from the case. Although this book features characters from the previous novel, it can easily be read and enjoyed as a standalone – although beware, if you do have Someday I’ll Find You, or you intend to read it, then [...]
Well, what a surprise this lil' find was! Totally ridiculous cover for the content however, you'd think smaltzy chick lit but you couldn't be more wrong! A young British pshycology student heads to the USA to begin her PHD only to be waylaid by JFK who asks her to help psycho-analyse the Murderer being dubbed The Keys Killer.Set in the heady, romantic days of the early Kennedy presidential term, Madeley paints a picture of courage, freedom and prosperity. The serial killer is the stark contrast [...]
Ohhh this was just fab!! I really loved the storyline: Stella, an English expert on psychopaths who had just landed in America, about to start her PhD, finds herself being drafted in by JFK himself to help with a serial killer investigation. Completely out of her comfort zone, she finds herself under the wing of Lee, a senior FBI investigator. She completely challenges men's perception of a woman in the FBI and shows them all how it's done (you go, girl!), and even finds some romance along the w [...]
This was a fun and quick read. Madeley manages to bring the place and time of this novel to life with his fantastic descriptions of Key Largo and the Kennedy family. However, I did think the plot was slightly predictable especially near the end. Not that it affected my enjoyment of the book but it is worth pointing out. Also, and I'm not sure how much say the author had in this, the cover is massively misleading. It's clearly a kind of series that he is aiming for as his first book cover has a s [...]
I suspect that people who want to categorize books will insist that this is a psychological thriller; or a historical novel; or a romance - but they will struggle to fit it neatly into any box, other than the one titled "a damn good rounded yarn".Although some of the plot twists stretch credibility at times, especially with the introduction of probably the most famous American family of the last century, this book is chock full of good writing from the first page to the last. It tells of the sto [...]
A psychological thriller. An absolute platinum bling-bling standard psychological thriller is this! This is the sequel to "Some Day I'll Find You" and it packs a slightly slow start but it ramps up the suspense thereafter and it just does not stop. Put aside any preconceptions you may have because this is written Richard Madeley. Whilst on TV he has been a bit cringe over the years, this does not reflect the awesomeness that is his books. I offer you no spoilers other than to say that the charac [...]
This book landed under my tree on Christmas Eve - one of 5 books my husband picked out for me that he thought I wouldn't choose for myself.He got this one right! I wouldn't have chosen to read it, but I was pleasantly surprised. It's a decent story, with decent writing - though there are quite a lot of typos (a quote from page 328: "He moved switfly to the body, hualing it roughly over onto its back" - seriously that's what it says).An adequate reading experience.
This was the second book by Richard Madeley that I've read and like The Night Book, I really enjoyed it.I'm adding Someday I'll find you to my TBR list.I'll be writing a full review on my blog shelllouise
Normally I read women’s fiction, historical fiction and only two Scandinavian crime writers so judging a book by its cover I expected Richard Madeley’s: The Way You Look Tonight to be a nice, light, romantic read. But boy was I wrong. Reading the prologue it was evident this was not an easy, fluffy, romantic story but a hard hitting, intriguing and at times gruesome read with an element of romance thrown in to satisfy those who had been expecting a completely different novel. Fans of crime n [...]
It’s the summer of 1962 and Stella Arnold is on route to Northampton, Massachusetts, to further her studies in psychology. She is travelling from the UK to Smith College, one of the top women’s universities in America, to study for a PhD in psychopathy, after gaining a degree in psychology at Cambridge.Psychopathy is a subject she has a keen interest in as she has first hand knowledge of the subject at the hands of her father.Down in the Florida Keys, there is a bold serial killer on the loo [...]
Stella Arnold decided to study psychology at university when she discovered her father had psychotic tendencies. During her academic career she has focused on the criminal mind and jumps at the chance to further her education in the hallowed halls of Smith University in America. In the spring of 1962 she lands in Boston and has barely recovered from her jet lag when she is invited to a barbeque at the home of a friend of a friend. To Stella’s utter surprise the hosts are the Kennedys, but she [...]
Judging by the cover, the title and the author, I entered into reading this book with the assumption that it was a romance novel. I’d recently revealed at a Blackheath Readers get-together that I’d never read a romance novel before, much to everyone’s surprise, so I was actually quite excited to embark upon what I thought was one written by the debonair Mr Madeley.I was dumbfounded after the first couple of pages for in fact, this book was a historical crime thriller! Not at all what I had [...]
Review: I was totally and utterly surprised by this novel. That doesn't mean that I didn't love it however,in really really enjoyed delving into this new world and was surprised by the writing style. I expected something a little more staid and a little more simplistically, but the writing was beautiful, had a real flow, the prose almost hypnotic! I was a little confused by the storyline to start with. I'll admit that I didn't read the blurb before starting this book and so I had no idea what to [...]
The Way You Look Tonight is the second of Richard Madeley's books featuring the Arnold family. Now, I hadn't realised this when I read it but it was fine as this book can be read as a standalone without any hinderance to your reading or understanding. The first book, Some Day I'll Find You, centres around Stella's mother Diana.In this book, the protagonist, Stella, is a young psychology Cambridge graduate genius who studies and profiles serial killers. She just happens to meet the Kennedy's one [...]
As I have read in earlier comments, I, too, think that the cover for the novel is absolutely wrong for what the story is about! A glimpse at the cover would suggest a nice love story, but really it is about a psychopathic murderer and goes into lots of detail of his brutal killings.So the story follows Stella Arnold, a Cambridge student who is about to embark on her doctorate in the US when she meets the Kennedy's at a bbq and is asked to help the FBI and catch the killer. Along her difficult me [...]
I was very disappointed with this book. The book is about Stella Arnold, who is moving to the USA to pursue a PhD in psychopathy. Her interest in this area supposedly comes from the fact that her own father turned out to be a psychopath. While in the USA she ends up helping out with an investigation concerning a psychopathic killer. I expected the book to have a strong focus on the human mind/the mind of a psychopath (what with the main character pursuing a PhD in psychopathy) with the interesti [...]
You might think that a book about a killer on the loose and a character with a special interest in psychopaths would be gruesome but it really wasn’t. The way in which the subject matter was handled without the details being completely ignored or really comfortable impressed me. It simply brought a somewhat gritty aspect to a book that was well written, had likeable characters and a little humour. I think this made for a better book.The Way You Look Tonight is quite a fast paced book, somethin [...]
THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT BY RICHARD MADELEYI'm not usually in to ghoulish scenarios but the first page of this book made such an impact that I wanted to find out more about this thriller and it was a good decision. Richard Madeley has woven real characters, I.e. The Kennedys, into a plot that is gripping.Stella Arnold, is in the US to study for her doctorate in psychopathy, having reasonable doubt about whether she may have inherited dodgy genes from her evil father. She has become a leading aut [...]
It's an exciting, enjoyable read that takes you into the mind of a psychopathic killer, as well as giving you a taste of life in the swinging sixties Stateside. (This seems to be big news at the moment - I just reviewed The Pink Suit which focuses on this same period, after throwing a random selection of books in my suitcase for reading on holiday.)My one gripe would be the cover. The bland, semi-romantic title seems to bear no connection whatsoever with the plot and the cover image screams chic [...]
'The Way You Look Tonight' is a follow up book to 'Some Day I'll Find You' and what a good sequel it is. It focuses on Stella, the daughter of Diana and her expertise in psycopaths. She goes to America to continue her studies and through this finds herself entangled in a major murder enquiry as well as a romance for herself. This book is fast paced and exciting and I could not put it down. The characters are well written and a joy to read about and the plot is really good. I would say that the e [...]
Predictable but enjoyable. A story of a beautiful young British woman who is in the right place at the right time and manages to be drafted as a advisor to the FBI who are on the hunt for a psychopathic killer.Stella, the daughter of Diana (Previous novel of Madeley's) shares similar characteristics which I think is key to this being a success. Madeley has worked this character brilliantly and I feel that he is one of a few that follow 'family traits' in a novel. Far from gruesome but intriguing [...]
This is the worst book I have ever read. It reminded me of the Enid Blyton Famous 5 books I read as a child. The story was ridiculous and I guessed the ending very early on. The book is littered with similes that are totally out of place and is full of flowery adjectives that are not needed. I have read and enjoyed many books Richard and Judy have recommended from their book club. He obviously didn't learn anything about crafting a story or writing from the books he has recommended. I can only s [...]
Couldn't put it down.Stella Arnold is helping Lee from the FBI to solve a murder case.Love it.
Given the reviews I had read of this book I knew I should like it, but even I am surprised at just how good it is. The novel gripped me from the first page and it carried on like that until the last. Madely not only knows how to structure a decent thrillerhe knows how to write it too! I shall be looking forward to more from him. I only realised halfway through that although this is a stand alone novel, his previous work of non - fiction is sort of a prequal to this book. At some point I shall ha [...]
A page turner! This story continues with Stella who was the central character in his first novel. Enough of her back story is told so that it's not vital to have read the first. Stella is now an psychology student who has gone to the US to carry on with her studies. She is also an expert on psychopaths. So she is drafted in - by the Kennedys, no less, - to help with a serial killer in the Keys. Interesting that it was set a few years ago when profiling was in its infancy as was technology. Good [...]
I read most of this on a journey and it was a good book for that, with a plot that went at an exciting pace, even though it was fairly predictable. I liked the way the killer's story alternated with the detectives' and despite it being disturbingly graphic in places I found it interesting how he reacted and how they tracked him down. The romantic story was too formulaic for me and the bits about the Kennedy family annoyed me. The descriptions painted a good picture of that part of Florida.
You know how they say don't judge a book by its title. At first, I thought this is a romantic novel, perfect for reading before going to bed. But I was wrong. The book tells the story of Stella, expert in psychopathy, who is hired by FBI and JFK to solve a murder case. From here, hell breaks lose and she will have to deal with difficult, dangerous situations but also with childhood monsters, monsters that brought her to studying psychopathy in the first place.
A good holiday read. No idea of the relevance of the book title and it's front cover to the story - but it read better than it looked :-) Rather far fetched and some silly over-flowery description and dialogue but an exciting tale with a satisfactory yet predictable ending. Will go back and read the first novel about her mum.
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