Monday, March 18, 2013

What is Zoë Sharp reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Zoë Sharp, author of Die Easy.

Part of her entry:
I’m reading a bit of everything at the moment, but these are the three main ones. First up is Raylan by Elmore Leonard, featuring Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens. It’s weird to read elements of the same story as I’ve watched on TV in Justified, but all jumbled up and presented in a completely different order. Elmore Leonard’s pared-down style—so pared down that you don’t even get apostrophes for missing letters—gets straight to the heart of things. It has a distinctive rhythm all its own. The character of Raylan is as charismatic as Timothy Olyphant makes him on screen, and the story weaves a far more complex and intriguing tale. I’ll certainly...[read on]
About Die Easy, from the publisher:
Professionally, she’s at the top of her game, but her personal life is in ruins. Her lover, bodyguard Sean Meyer, has woken from a gunshot-induced coma with his memory in tatters. It seems that piercing back together the relationship they shared is proving harder for him than relearning the intricacies of the bodyguard business. Working with Sean again was never going to be easy for Charlie, but a celebrity fundraising event in aid of still-ravaged areas of New Orleans should have been the ideal opportunity for them both to take things nice and slow. Until, that is, they find themselves thrust into the middle of a war zone.

When an ambitious robbery explodes into a deadly hostage situation, the motive may be far more complex than simple greed. Somebody has a major score to settle, and Sean is part of the reason. Only trouble is, he doesn’t remember why. And when Charlie finds herself facing a nightmare from her own past, she realizes she can’t rely on Sean to watch her back. This time, she’s got to fight it out on her own.One thing is for certain, though—no matter how overwhelming the odds stacked against her, or however hopeless the situation may appear—Charlie is never going to die easy.
Learn more about the author and her work at Zoë Sharp’s website, blog, or find her on Facebook or Twitter.

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