April 21st, 2011 // 8:52 am @

To GILES DAOUST of TITLE FILMS, who’s been a client for some years and won gold, silver and bronze awards for best screenplays at the Houston International Film Festival. I helped to edit ‘Painkillers’ (Silver Award, best screenplay, thriller) and ‘Anderson Falls’ (Bronze Award, best screenplay, action/adventure) so I’m doubly thrilled!

To ELIZABETH HAYNES, whose debut psychological thriller, ‘Into the Darkest Corner’, published by Myriad Editions, won the first round of the Amazon Rising Stars awards for 2011. Her book now goes on to the shortlist for the overall Rising Stars award, to be decided later in the year. This award is based solely on customer reviews, and with an average of 5 stars ‘Into the Darkest Corner’ saw off strong competition such as Snowdrops by A D Miller (Atlantic Books), My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira (Fig Tree) and thriller The Terror of Living by Urban Waite (Simon & Schuster).
If you’re a thriller fan and haven’t read ‘Into the Darkest Corner’, you must. It’s an object lesson in how to build up suspense. The reader knows what’s coming, and yet can’t put the book down. But be warned: don’t read it at night when you’re on your own! It’s a tour de force: writing as sharp as razor-wire which draws the reader inexorably onward to the shocking climax, and also gets inside the head of an OCD victim with absolute conviction. How I’m going to wait for Elizabeth’s next book I don’t know.

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