Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (October 3, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0544829824
ISBN-13: 978-0544829824


"...[The Hanging Girl] is fast-paced; features a very relatable, down-on-herluck protagonist; and boasts a surprise twist that will leave readers arguing long after the book is over. Perfect for fans of psychological thrillers." Booklist

"A surprisingly dark thriller that will find a home in libraries where there is a need for strong female protagonists and engrossing mysteries." SLJ

"...The multiple twists in the ending pack several hefty wallops of surprise and reward the reader with a more than satisfactory payout." Bulletin

Skye Thorn has given tarot card readings for years, and now her psychic visions are helping the police find the town’s missing golden girl. It’s no challenge—her readings have always been faked, but this time she has some insider knowledge. The kidnapping was supposed to be easy—no one would get hurt and she’d get the money she needs to start a new life. But a seemingly harmless prank has turned dark, and Skye realizes the people she’s involved with are willing to kill to get what they want and she must discover their true identity before it’s too late.

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Eileen Cook grew up in a small town in Michigan, but would go on to live in Boston and Belgium before settling in Vancouver, Canada with her husband and two very naughty dogs.

In second grade Eileen’s teacher wrote on a homework assignment “I am sure someday you will be an author” which is a tribute to the psychic abilities of elementary school teachers, as well as Eileen penchant for making things up. While she would go on to fill endless notebooks with really bad poetry, short stories, and the occasional start to a novel, she would first go on to pursue a career as a counsellor working with individuals with catastrophic injuries and illness.

Eileen quickly discovered that the challenge of working with real people is that they have real problems and she returned to writing where she could make her characters do what she wanted. Her first novel was published in 2008. Entertainment Weekly called her novel WITH MALICE a “seriously creepy thriller” which pretty much made her entire year.

When not planning murder and mayhem on the computer, Eileen enjoys reading, knitting, yelling at her dogs to stop digging holes and watching hockey (which she is required to do as a new Canadian.)

Eileen is a popular speaker at conferences both in the US and in Canada, provides writing/editorial coaching, and is a mentor/instructor for the Simon Fraser University The Writer’s Studio.

Eileen lives in Vancouver with her husband and two very naughty dogs and no longer wishes to be anyone or anywhere else.
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  1. I would love to read a dark thriller with multiple twists! Sounds good!

  2. Thnaks for the giveaway and I can't wait to read your book! Sounds like a great mystery!!

  3. The book sounds great.
    I'll start reading it soon.
    Thank you!
    Best wishes everyone!

  4. I do like a good mystery/thriller with plenty of plot twists. It makes for a good read. Thank you to both JBN and Eileen for having this giveaway. I'l looking forward to reading this book.

  5. Thank you for the mystery/thriller giveaway :) It's one of my favorite genres! I look forward to reading this book!!

  6. Thank you for the chance, Eileen.

  7. Your books sounds like a fantastic read. Thanks for the chance in your giveaway and Merry Christmas.