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‘Ice-pick-sharp, packed with intrigue, action and spine-chilling suspense. Devour will keep you gripped from the very first page’ Kathryn Fox

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Booktopia Podcast with Sarah McDuling

August 1, 2016

I love this podcast interview with Sarah McDuling from Booktopia, in which we discuss my latest action and psychological thriller, Devour. We talk about Antarctica and why is it the prefect location for a sinister crime, the changing pace of the novel, about Olivia Wolfe who is the central character, and, the enigmatic Russian, Vitaly Yushkov.

The book’s opening is ‘a cracking beginning to what will be an amazing series,’ says McDuling. She goes on, ‘What I really liked is there’s a whole section in Antarctica which is like a psychological thriller … really intense … this part of the book is the eye of the storm … and then when you come out of it you are thrown into an action thriller… action, action, quite scary, part and then more action.’

Link to podcast here!

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Daily Review: Action, intrigue and fear Antarctic-style

July 25, 2016

Feeling blessed to have my psychological thriller, Devour, in the Daily Review! Even includes the first chapter of the thriller novel.

Here is a sneak peak of Chapter 2 where you meet Olivia Wolfe, investigative journalist and the central character:

Olivia Wolfe’s head slams into the passenger window, dislodging the scarf that conceals her Western features, as the dented Toyota Corolla – Kabul’s favourite car – bounces out of a pot hole. Hastily covering her head, she fails to notice she is being watched by an old, bearded Mesher in a black turban standing at the roadside, who raises a mobile phone to his ear.
‘Can’t we go any faster?’ she asks Shinwari.

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Devour gets a mention on the ABC’s The Book Club

July 21, 2016

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw my very own thriller, Devour, held up by Jennifer Byrne on the ABC’s The Book Club (Series 10, episode 9, broadcast 19 July 2016).  To find this segment of the show go to 17 minutes and 30 seconds. Jennifer challenges her guests to guess the genre of a number of books based on their cover design. Jason Steger, Literary Editor of The Age, guessed correctly! But the quote of the show has to be from Jennifer when she says with a wicked smile, ‘I do love that gore down the spine!’ This really made my day!

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