Mystery & Thrillers

By Hilary Reddy LiDestri

Publisher : TLT Publishing


ABOUT Hilary Reddy LiDestri

Hilary Reddy LiDestri
I lie for a living- and when I'm not lying, I'm taking photos.  My wedding website is and my commercial site is  My first novel (co-authored by my best friend, Alisa) will be on book shelves before the new year- for more information and photos More...



Readers who have a hard time waiting for the next Stuart Woods, Sandra Brown or Tami Hoag novel to be released will take comfort here.  Consumed, a clever, quick-witted novel that could make Greg Iles blush pulls readers in immediately with the promise of glamour, mystery, deceit, and intrigue.


Oscar-winning actress Meridan Marks has just learned how disapproving critics can be when she takes the leap from America’s most beloved actress to burgeoning director.  When her first attempt to direct and lead fails miserably, Meridan concocts a duplicitous scheme to deflect a storm of bad press.  Exploiting an ardent fan as a threat, the story is “leaked,” and Meridan finds herself once again in the adoring and sympathetic arms of her fans and public instead of being harangued by critics.


The press grabs hold of Meridan Marks’ “stalking” and projects a far more ominous picture of reality, setting in motion a maelstrom that transcends her intentions.  When details of Ms. Marks’ peril reach the ears of Dallas food critic Lynden Hatcher, they hit home with powerful emotional force.  Having outrun her past for over a decade, Lynden is horrified to recognize the demons of her past threatening Ms. Marks’ present.


Her certainty of the danger in store for the actress leads Lynden to a moral precipice: If she preserves herself she could jeopardize the life of another.  In order to garner the strength and conviction it will take to offer her help, Lynden sifts through the annals of her past, where she managed to escape the machinations of the two nefarious men who have set Meridan Marks in their sights. 

Inspired by events in the life of the author.

Consumed provides a limousine ride to a metropolitan world of fame and chicanery. It's a world infused with aromas and flavors, suspicions and paranoia. Every step, every corner turned, every ringing phone is loaded with a sense of danger, and the little voice in our heads keeps whispering that paranoia exists for a reason.”

Diane Carey

New York Times Bestselling Author

"Smart and intriguing. Perfect for a cold, dark winter night. It's like catching up with an old friend over cocktails only to be held captive by the scintillating twists and turns her life has taken. I was unable to put this one down, let alone venture a guess as to the thrilling ending. Equally sexy and exciting whether you crave a quick read or to savor every page!"
~Julie Caldwell, avid reader