Today I'm delighted to be hosting today's blog tour stop for The Art of Fear by Pamela Crane.
A life no girl should endure. A father no daughter could love. A twist no one would predict.
From award-winning author Pamela Crane comes a terrifying tale of small-town secrets and murder.
Ari Wilburn's life ended long ago - the day she watched her little sister die in a tragic accident and did nothing to stop it. Crippled with self-blame and resented by her parents, she stumbles through life ... and onto an unexpected clue that casts doubt on whether the death was accidental.
Now a psychological wreck, Ari joins a suicide support group where she meets Tina, a sex-enslaved escapee who finds her long-lost father dead. Suicide, police ruled it. But Tina suspects foul play. As a bond develops between the women in their shared loss, they're dragged into playing a dangerous game with a killer.
Faced with a murderous wake-up call and two possibly linked deaths, Ari's investigation puts her next on the killer's list. But she's never been one to back down from a fight.
Needing closure, Ari must face her demons and the killer behind them ... or lose everything she loves.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Pamela Crane is a professional juggler. Not the type of juggler who can toss flaming torches in the air, but a juggler of four kids, a writing addiction, a horse rescuer, and a book editor by trade. She lives on the edge (ask her Arabian horse about that - he'll tell you all about their wild adventures while trying to train him!) and she writes on the edge. Her characters and plots are her escape from the real world of dirty diapers and cleaning horse stalls, and the masochist in her thrives off of hurting her characters to create an entertaining tale.
She is the author of several best-selling and award-winning thrillers. To pick up a copy of a FREE book and other prizes, or to find out more about her chaotic existence, visit her website at www.pamelacrane.com
This novel jumped right out at me when I was asked if I would like to be involved in the blog tour. I knew that as a fan of gritty crime thrillers that it would be right up my street and it didn’t disappoint. Pamela has woven a clever and intriguing story which will have you gripped right from the first page.
The Art of Fear is the first in an exciting new series by Pamela Crane. In the novel we meet Tina and Ari. Both women have had traumatic pasts and they soon build a friendship after they first meet at a suicide support group. Ari is determined that they will both get justice for what happened to them and makes it her mission to uncover the truth.
I really enjoyed reading this book. Pamela pulls you into her story and she has created a cast of intriguing characters who will keep you gripped. I really liked Ari, she was a strong female lead and I especially liked her determination to get justice for herself and Tina even though she has only known Tina for a short while.
Pamela writes about some dark themes in this book including sex and child trafficking. I found Tina’s story heartbreaking at times to hear what she has been through and that it is all down to the skill of the author who really makes you care about her characters and their lives.
A really enjoyable read this is a series that I am keen to follow; I’m looking forward to reading Pamela’s next book. Thank you to Thick as Thieves Publicity service for the advance copy of this book and for organising the blog tour.
Publisher: Tabella House
Publication date: 18th July 2017
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