Barking Rain Press, a non-profit fiction publisher, announced the print and eBook release of the suspense novel Dangerous Denial from first-time author Amy Ray of Rye, New Hampshire. The book was a quarter finalist in the 2008 Amazon Breatkthrough Novel Award (ABNA) contest under the working title To Have and to Hold.
Denying the past proves deadly for BK Hartshaw and Trevor Mayhew in this gripping noir novel where nothing is as it seems. BK is a rising star at a public relations firm, and tonight’s charity ball should be a high point in her career. But a closely guarded secret threatens to destroy her chance for happiness with the only man she’s ever loved… a man who is also hiding a deadly secret. Trevor has tried to put the past behind him, pretending it never happened. But the conniving father he’s been running from for years has finally found him—and is determined to settle the score once and for all. BK and Trevor’s deeply buried secrets are about to catch up with them—and everyone they know and love. Who will pay the ultimate price for their dangerous denials?
Publisher’s Weekly reviewed the novel as part of the ABNA contest, saying: “The sins of the parents are visited upon their children in this entertaining thriller. BK’s (short for Beatrice Karen) and Trevor’s lives collide when a charity ball erupts into violence. Tightly plotted suspenseful moments and a deftly-executed plot twist combine to keep readers holding onto this novel until the wee hours.” Ask for Dangerous Denial at your favorite bookstore, or buy it online at the Barking Rain Press website, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Powells, and many other booksellers. It is also available in most eBook formats through Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iTunes, Kobo, Overdrive, Inkbok, and many other outlets worldwide. Interested readers can view the first four chapters for free by visiting the Barking Rain Press website at BarkingRainPress.org.
Mystery/Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Trade Paperback (228 pp — $13.95 USD)
eBook (ePub, Kindle & PDF formats — $5.95 USD)