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3 Stars: Good story, good plot, good writing.

4 Stars: I was wowed, but something about the story fell short of perfection.

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Author Feature: Susanne O'Leary

Today's featured author is Susanne O'Leary. She writes a little romance, she writes a little comedy, and she's got a load of books to her credit.

Susanne O'Leary

Swedish by birth and Irish by marriage, Susanne lives in Ireland and is the published author of four novels. She have lived in Australia, France, Belgium and Holland and her globetrotting experiences are reflected in all her stories.

Susanne's featured book today is Virtual Strangers. Warning: this book contains strong language, so while not necessarily for the young, definitely for the young at heart!

Virtual Strangers

Two complete strangers meet on a train and agree to off their significant others. Sounds familiar? It should be, it's 'Strangers on a Train'. 60 years later, two strangers meet online. A man and a woman - Seabee and Annika - hook up on a wannabe authors' site where they flirt, banter and play around with the notion of dispatching their equally impossible partners. It's all a big literary, intertextual joke, until the weekend when both their partners actually do die in what seems to be unrelated freak accidents – or are they? Seabee and Annika find out in a hurry that cyberspace makes strange bedfellows – and if it's not he nor she who did it – then who has done the killings? The two team up to find out who has hijacked their fantasy and turned it into a bloody real-life. 

Authors note: This is the novel where Susanne O'Leary stepped out of her comfort zone (chick-lit and womens contemporary) straight into Ola Zaltin's (crime and post-modern). Like the hero and heroine, they met on a writer's site. Together, they wrote a detective story that merged two writing styles and two ways of thinking into one highly unusual and (we hope) thrilling and enjoyable detective story with a romantic twist.

If you like what you see, don't wait to grab your copy of Virtual Strangers, here, here and here!

1 comment:

Doug said...

VIRTUAL STRANGERS is a "must read" for those of us who spend an inordinate amount of time in cyberspace. Well-written! Loved the characters! Dialogue right out of each of us.