Thursday, December 18, 2014

Shadow of Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman Interview & Giveaway

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Shadow of Doubt
by Nancy Cole Silverman

Well-developed characters, good dialogue and an engaging mystery kept me turning the pages to discover what would happen next. A solid start to a new mystery series…
~Queen of All She Reads
I really enjoyed this debut novel. You will be hooked from the start.
~Shelley’s Book Case
The mystery was very well written and has plenty of curves to twist up the plot. Plenty of suspects and any of them truly could be the killer. The author keeps us on our toes until the very end when The Bathtub Killer is finally revealed.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
The story is an awesome mystery and an adventure that was fun to read, one filled with characters that I liked reading about.
~THe GaL iN THe BLue MaSK
There is a bit of everything including romance. Silverman keeps the story moving, sometimes nudged a bit by Misty. An enjoyable read.
~Christa Reads and Writes
Good suspense. Lots of drama, some action and a clean read. Interesting characters.
The story was well-written and a fast read…a solid story and enjoyable.
~Bea’s Book Nook
This book was full of twists and turns and had me really on edge to find out who the murderer was.
~Community Bookstop
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Paperback: 276 pages
Publisher: Henery Press (December 2, 2014)
ISBN-13: 978-1940976532

When a top Hollywood Agent is found poisoned in the bathtub of her home suspicion quickly turns to one of her two nieces. But Carol Childs, a reporter for a local talk radio station doesn’t believe it. The suspect is her neighbor and friend, and also her primary source for insider industry news. When a media frenzy pits one niece against the other—and the body count starts to rise—Carol knows she must save her friend from being tried in courts of public opinion.
But even the most seasoned reporter can be surprised, and when a Hollywood psychic shows up in Carol’s studio one night and warns her there will be more deaths, things take an unexpected turn. Suddenly nobody is above suspicion. Carol must challenge both her friendship and the facts, and the only thing she knows for certain is the killer is still out there and the closer she gets to the truth, the more danger she’s in.

About The Author
Silverman believes her twenty-five years in radio help her to develop an ear for storytelling. In 2001 she retired from news and copywriting to write fiction fulltime. Much of what she writes she admits is pulled from behind the headlines of actual events that were reported on from some Los Angeles busiest radio newsrooms where she spent the bulk of her career. In the last ten years she has written numerous short stories and novelettes some of which have won awards &/or been picked up for publication. Currently she has three audio books with MindWings Audio. Her first novel, The Centaur’s Promise, was published by Eloquent Press in 2010.  In December, Henery Press will roll out the first of Silverman’s new Carol Childs Mysteries, Shadow of Doubt.

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Where are you from?  Seattle, Washington

Tell us your latest news?

I’m currently working on a sequel to Shadow of Doubt.  The next book is due out next July and is titled: Beyond a Doubt.

When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing around the dining room table in my folks home when I was seven years and afraid of the dark.  I’d write my demons into a corner. 

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I began my career a reporter and copy writer and didn’t write fiction until my radio career took a surprise turn and the radio station I was working for was sold out from under me.  I then started an equestrian newspaper and shortly thereafter wrote my first book, The Centaur’s Promise.

What inspired you to write your first book?

My horse. I was preparing for a dressage competition when I felt I heard someone say,  “We will steal their hearts and through them we will rule mankind for all eternity.” I had no idea what that was, but I had a vision of a centaur, with a spear above his head repeating this and couldn’t let it go until I started to write the story.

Do you have a specific writing style?

Because of my news background my stories are frequently ‘ripped from the headlines,’ but juiced up with a little mystic fantasy, sometimes humorous, sometimes not.  But always disturbing enough to be memorable.

How did you come up with the title?

Doubt is always part of our decision making process when deciding upon the guilty or innocence of someone. In Shadow of Doubt, the more Carol investigates the murder of a top Hollywood agent, the more she begins to doubt her best friend innocence.  

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

When I started to research this book I was concerned about the sanity and insanity defense for those charged with serious crimes. I came away very concerned about our prison systems and the lack of care for the criminally insane. 

What would you like my readers to know?

That it’s never too late to reinvent yourself.  
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