Friday, January 07, 2011

What is Karen Dionne reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Karen Dionne, author of Boiling Point and Freezing Point.

Her entry begins:
This book might seem like an odd choice for a thriller author, but I recently read and loved the debut novel written by a friend of mine: Susan Henderson’s Up From the Blue (HarperCollins, 2010). Susan’s book has been selected as a Great Group Reads pick by the Women’s National Book Association, an outstanding softcover release by NPR, a Best Bets Pick by BookReporter, Editor’s Pick by BookMovement, Editor's Choice by BookBrowse) Top 10 of 2010 by Robert Gray of Shelf Awareness, and Best of 2010 by TNB. After I read the book, I understood why.

Up From the Blue is the story of a mother’s madness as seen...[read on]
Among the early praise for Boiling Point:
"Fans of the late Michael Crichton will enjoy Dionne's exciting second ecothriller ... Crisp writing keeps the pace fast, and the tight interweaving of story lines bodes well for this author's future efforts."
--Publishers Weekly

"Dionne's follow-up to Freezing Point delivers more science thrills. The narrative flows well, the characters are sharp and the setting is explosive. Readers will anxiously await the next one."
--RT Book Reviews

"Dionne hits her stride with this heart-thumping, timely thriller that rings with surreal authenticity. All of the right elements meld together. A non-stop delight of a read."
--New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry

"Dionne has written a second successful eco-thriller in BOILING POINT, which highlights the very real struggle to find some agreement and solution for the challenge of global warming."
--Fresh Fiction
Visit Karen Dionne's website and blog.

Writers Read: Karen Dionne.

--Marshal Zeringue