Monday, October 6, 2014

Introducing The Deepest Dark by Joan Hall Hovey

THE DEEPEST DARK
By Joan Hall Hovey
A novel of suspense

“Before I began to write The Deepest Dark, I asked myself what would be the worst thing that could happen to a woman.  And the answer was of course, to lose a child.”   
Novelist Abby Miller has lost not only her ten year old daughter Ellie in a horrific head-on collision as they are returning from Christmas shopping, but her husband, Corrie, as well.   Following their deaths  Abby sinks ever deeper into a black depression. She contemplates suicide as a way to be with them, and to end her unrelenting pain.
In a last desperate effort to find peace, she drives to the old isolated cabin in the woods where they spent a magical vacation together, wanting to believe they will be there waiting for her.  At least in spirit, which she is not sure she believes in.  Barring that, there are always the pills in her purse the doctor gave her to help her sleep.  

The cabin at Loon Lake was her and Corey’s secret hideaway, and not even Abby’s sister, Karen, who she is close to, knows where it is. 
But unknown to Abby, someone else does.  Ken Roach is one of three men who have just escaped from prison.  They are dangerous predators  who will stop at nothing to get what they want.    And to keep from going back to prison.   They have already committed atrocious crimes, and so have nothing to lose.
And so a tale unfolds.
“I like to write about ordinary women who are at a difficult time in their lives, and are suddenly faced with an external evil force. Women who are stronger than they think they are.  I didn’t think a whole lot about theme until I had written a couple of books, but I realized with the writing of my third novel ‘Chill Waters’ that my books generally have to do with betrayal and abandonment in some form, and learning to trust again. And more important, learning to trust oneself. Almost any good book will tell you something about the author herself. (Or himself.) You can’t avoid it.  But first and foremost I want to give readers a roller-coaster ride, one that keeps them on the edge of that proverbial seat and resonates in the imagination long after the last page is read.  And readers tell me I’ve succeeded in that in “The Deepest Dark”. http://amzn.com/B00K9E7EHY   Or order from your favorite bookstore.

The Deepest Dark is featured in International Thriller Writers The Big Thrill magazine.
Please visit my website at www.joanhallhovey.com

 The Deepest Dark
by
Joan Hall Hovey

ISBN-10: 1771452218ISBN-13: 978-1771452212
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Following the deaths of her husband, Corey, and ten year old daughter Ellie in a traffic accident, author Abby Miller sinks ever deeper into depression. She contemplates suicide as a way to be with them, and to end her unrelenting pain.

In a last desperate effort to find peace, she drives to Loon Lake where they last vacationed together, wanting to believe they will be waiting for her there. At least in spirit. Barring that, the pills Doctor Gregory gave her to help her sleep, are in her purse.

The cabin at Loon Lake was her and Corey’s secret hideaway, and not even Abby’s sister, Karen, to whom she is close, knows where it is. But someone else does. He is one of three men who have escaped from Pennington prison. They are dangerous predators who will stop at nothing to get what they want - and to keep from going back to prison. Having already committed the worst of crimes, they have nothing to lose.

Unknowingly, Abby is on a collision course with evil itself. And the decision of whether to live or die will soon be wrenched from her hands.



Other books by Joan Hall Hovey

Listen to the Shadows
Nowhere to Hide
Chill Waters
Night Corridor
The Abduction of Mary Rose
Defective

 In addition to her critically acclaimed novels, Joan Hall Hovey's articles and short stories have appeared in such diverse publications as The Toronto Star, Atlantic Advocate, Seek, Home Life Magazine, Mystery Scene, The New Brunswick Reader, Fredericton Gleaner, New Freeman and Kings County Record. Her short story Dark Reunion was selected for the anthology investigating Women, Published by Simon & Pierre.

Ms. Hovey has held workshops and given talks at various schools and libraries in her area, including New Brunswick Community College, and taught a course in creative writing at the University of New Brunswick. For a number of years, she has been a tutor with Winghill School, a distance education school in Ottawa for aspiring writers.

She is a member of the Writer's Federation of New Brunswick, past regional Vice-President of Crime Writers of Canada and International Thriller Writers.

2 comments:

M.M. Gornell said...

Love your cover, Joan! And what a title. I'm scared just reading the synopsis. Another book on my TBR list! Continued success, Joan.

Madeline

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

I agree, Madeline, a great title and cover.