The Writer’s Coffee Shop, which is best known for bringing “Fifty Shades of Grey” to the masses, is releasing its first romantic suspense novel on August 30, 2012. “A Thin, Dark Line” by Emma Elliot will transport you to a small town in Ohio where the return of a convicted murderer sets off a series of events that will keep you guessing until the end.
“At its heart, A Thin, Dark Line is about family, perpetuated secrets, revenge, and redemption” says Elliot of her debut novel.
When Cormac O’Malley—Dogwood, Ohio’s former outcast and a man just released after spending fifteen years in prison—returns and shows up on her doorstep, librarian Eloise Carmichael hires him as a handyman despite her family’s warnings and her own misgivings. Inexplicably drawn to Cormac, Eloise begins to form a tentative friendship with the tortured, aloof man and unknowingly becomes ensnared in his quest for vengeance.
When a body is found at the library, suspicions center on Cormac, and Eloise finds herself in the role of his defender, pitted against the most powerful men in town. As the threats against Cormac escalate, Eloise becomes obsessed with the mysteries surrounding a murder that took place fifteen years ago and begins the task of delving into the past in hopes of discovering the source of the present danger.
As the body count rises and family secrets are brought to light, Eloise and Cormac are forced to realize that the only hope for redemption—and love—lies in each other. But when doubt is cast on Cormac’s innocence and her very life is threatened, the one man Eloise isn’t certain she can trust is the only one who can save her.
A Thin, Dark Line, which is currently available on NetGalley, has been well received by critics and reviewers. Becs Glazsher, from sinfullysexybooks.blogspot.co.uk/ says, “The author’s voice is captivating and I felt transported straight into her world right from the first paragraphs. It’s hard to believe that this is a debut novel and I’m looking forward to more books by Emma Elliott.”
This quick paced, thrilling romance is a perfect way to end your summer reading season. Among the themes explored are:
*Family Ties: Explores family relationships, betrayals, and the family we choose as adults
*Small Town Secrets: Anyone that has ever lived in a small town will understand the powerful “Good Ole Boy” network that can keep any secret quiet
*Revenge: A powerful driving force in this novel
*Redemption: Ultimately, this is what the main characters are striving for and their road to redemption is a challenging one.
About the Author
Emma Elliot currently lives on the US eastern seaboard. She travels often for work, which provides fodder for the imagination and plentiful hours to write while sitting in airports.