Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Book Giveaway: RUN TO ME by Diane Hester

I've recently had a great discussion with a group of friends as to what makes a good setting for a suspense thriller - and found it very interesting that our opinions varied greatly.

My favourites in terms of settings lately have been Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen (set in wintry Wyoming - chill factor plus!) and Dead Scared by one of my favourite thriller authors S. J. Bolton (set in beautiful Cambridge - though Bolton can make even this idyllic setting creepy & spine tingling).

In the interest of science (or rather my own nosy nature) I would love to hear what other readers think. As a little thank you I am giving away my own copy of Run to Me by Diane Hester, a suspense thriller set in the wilderness areas of Northern Maine.

My question is this:

If you were to write a suspense thriller, where would it be set in, and why?


I will draw the winner at the end of June - unfortunately due to our high postage costs, I can only post within Australia (but would love comments from readers from other countries as well).

Looking forward to hearing your opinions!

Run to Me

9 comments:

  1. I'd set it in the Australian outback - the isolation, spotty mobile reception which you can use to great effect, and the physical risks of dehydration is a perfect recipe for a suspense thriller!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. Sounds great, Shelleyrae - ever thought of writing your own book? I've lived in places like that, and the spotty mobile reception is still a reality for us here now :)

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  2. I like the cold climates but I am also really partial to UK village settings

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    1. I also enjoy the UK village settings - which is why I love S. J. Bolton's books. Nothing like some of the spooky old mansions over there to get some suspense going.

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  3. I enjoy all settings -- variety of setting helps set each story apart. Sometimes setting is a character in its own right; sometimes it isn't.

    I'd love to win a digital copy of Run to Me.

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    1. Hi Vicky, the book on offer is a hard-copy and will arrive as an old-fashioned mailed parcel on the winner's doorstep - I do read a lot of electronic books these days but I actually went out and bought this one in our local bookstore.

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    2. No worries, Heidi. I didn't realise you'd purchased the book -- had assumed it was a complimentary publisher copy. My bad.

      I will just wait until it comes down to a reasonable price in the Kindle store.

      Thanks!

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  4. Congrats to Shelleyrae - your name was pulled out of the hat and the book will come your way soon! I have sent you an email regarding your postal address.
    Thanks to everyone else who entered.
    Hope you enjoy reading!
    =:>))

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    1. Thanks so much Heidi!

      Shelleyrae

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