The Abduction of Mary Rose
- BWL Publishing Inc.
- Initial publish date
- Jul 2015
- Suspense, Crime, Thrillers
- Publish Date
- Jul 2015
- List Price
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Canadian suspense fiction.
About the author
As well as penning Award-winning suspense novels including The Deepest Dark, The Abduction of Mary Rose, Night Corridor, Chill Waters, Nowhere To Hide and Listen to the Shadows, Joan Hall Hovey's articles and short stories have appeared in such diverse publications as The Reader, Atlantic Advocate, The Toronto Star, Mystery Scene, True Confessions, Home Life magazine, Seek and various other magazines and newspapers. Her short story, “Dark Reunion” was selected for the Anthology, Investigating Women, published by Simon & Pierre.
When asked about her choice to write thrillers, Joan said, “I've always been drawn to the dark side of the human psyche, and devoured everything from Edgar Allan Poe to Shirley Jackson growing up. It is no surprise to me I turned out to be a writer of psychological suspense, often with threads of paranormal, mystery and romance.
I like to write about ordinary women who are at a difficult time in their lives, and are suddenly faced with an external evil force. Women who are stronger than they think they are. I didn't think a whole lot about theme until I had written a couple of books, but I realized with the writing of my third novel Chill Waters that my books generally have to do with betrayal and abandonment in some form, and learning to trust again. And more important, learning to trust oneself. Almost any good book will tell you something about the author herself. (Or himself.) You can't avoid it. But first and foremost I want to give readers a roller-coaster ride, one that keeps them on the edge of their proverbial seats and resonates in the imagination long after the last page is read.”
Joan is currently working on a new suspense novel.
Alfred Hitchcock and Stephen King come to mind, but Joan Hall Hovey is in a Class by herself!…"
J.D. Michael Phelps, Author of My Fugitive, David Janssen