Sunday, January 22, 2017

What is Tony Healey reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Tony Healey, author of Hope's Peak.

His entry begins:
What I read depends on my mood. I read Bruce Springsteen's autobiography, Born To Run, over the festive period and once I'd finished that, I felt like reading something with a mystery element, maybe a little murder, so I chose The Devil's Country by Harry Hunsicker. I don't like to be bored, and long stretches of text where little-to-nothing happens send me to sleep. That's not the case here.

The Devil's Country is a real page turner, and tightly written. Hunsicker has several plot elements at play, and does a fantastic job of juggling them all at once. He does so in such a way that you genuinely don't know where the novel is headed next. I'm fascinated by the way Hunsicker treats the story of The Devil's Country. You feel like you're travelling in a dust storm, unable to see more than a few feet in front of you. The author is your only guide; and he has no plans to reveal the secrets beneath the surface of The Devil's Country anytime soon. You can't anticipate the turns and dead-ends. All...[read on]
About Hope's Peak, from the publisher:
Beyond the shores of Hope’s Peak, North Carolina, evil waits as his next victim approaches. He’ll make her a princess like the others…

Detective Jane Harper can’t shake the image of the young woman discovered in a field—eyes closed, a crown of woven vines on her head. She expects macabre murders like this in her native San Francisco, not here. Jane and her partner, Stu, vow to catch the killer, but in this town, that’s easier said than done. The police department is in the grips of a wide-reaching scandal that could topple the entire force, and Jane and Stu face a series of dead ends. Until they meet Ida Lane.

Ida knows too well the evil that lurks in the cornfields. Tortured by her mother’s murder years before, Ida is paralyzed by the fear that she could be next. As the killer grows bolder, Jane must persuade Ida to use her remarkable gifts to help in the investigation. It’s a decision that brings them closer to the killer…maybe too close.
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