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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

BOOK MAIL: The Liar's Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard @cathryanhoward @blackstoneaudio

The Liar's Girl
by Catherine Ryan Howard
Blackstone Publishing

🎆 Publishes 2/27/18 🎆

Huge thanks to Blackstone Publishing for this copy! 

So beyond excited for this.  You may remember this author from when #CJSReads reviewed her debut novel, Distress Signals.  See our collective 5 star review for that one HERE.  I may or may not have squealed when I received this advanced readers copy in the mail. 😁

About the Book:

Will Hurley was an attractive, charming, and impressive student at Dublin's elite St. John's College-and Ireland's most prolific serial killer. Having stalked his four young victims, he drowned them in the muddy waters of the Grand Canal. Sentenced to life imprisonment when he was just nineteen, Will is locked away in the city's Central Psychiatric Hospital.

Freshman Alison Smith moved to the Big Smoke to enrol in St. John's and soon fell hard for Will Hurley. Her world bloomed ... and then imploded when Liz, her best friend, became the latest victim of the Canal Killer-and the Canal Killer turned out to be the boy who'd been sleeping in her bed. Alison fled to the Netherlands and, in ten years, has never once looked back.

When a young woman's body is found in the Grand Canal, Garda detectives visit Will to see if he can assist them in solving what looks like a copycat killing. Instead, Will tells them he has something new to confess-but there's only one person he's prepared to confess it to. The last thing Alison wants is to be pulled back into the past she's worked so hard to leave behind. Reluctantly, she returns to the city she hasn't set foot in for more than a decade to face the man who murdered the woman she was supposed to become.

Only to discover that, until now, Will has left out the worst part of all ...

About the Author:

Catherine was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1982. 
Her debut thriller, Distress Signals, is out now in the UK and Ireland (Corvus/Atlantic) and the USA (Blackstone). An Irish Times and USA Today bestseller, it has been shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey/New Blood Dagger 2017 and the Books Are My Bag IBA Crime Novel of the Year 2016. It also won Best Mystery at the Independent Press Awards (USA) 2017. Pre-publication, Distress Signals was optioned for television by Jet Stone Media. Find out more about the book here. 
Catherine’s second thriller, The Liar’s Girl, will be released in the UK/Ireland and the USA in March 2018.
Catherine started her writing career self-publishing non-fiction – two light-hearted travel memoirs, followed by the obligatory ‘how to’. She became known for dispensing particularly pragmatic self-publishing advice, speaking on the subject for the likes of Faber Academy, the Irish Writers’ Centre, Guardian Masterclasses and others. But her goal was always to write crime fiction and to get published.
Before all that, Catherine worked as an administrator for a travel company in the Netherlands, a campsite courier in France (very briefly) and a front desk agent in a Walt Disney World hotel in Orlando, Florida. For her entire adolescence she was obsessed with the idea of becoming a BSL4 virologist and she still wants to be a NASA astronaut when she grows up. She is currently studying for a BA in English Literature at Trinity College Dublin.

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