10 May, 2012

#Giveaway: The Serial Killer's Wife by Robert Swartwood

About the Book:
Five years ago Elizabeth Piccioni's husband was arrested for being a serial killer. Her life suddenly turned upside down, she did what she thought was best for her newborn baby: she took her son and ran away to start a new life. 

Now, living in a quiet part of the Midwest with a new identity, Elizabeth is ready to start over. But one day she receives a phone call from a person calling himself Cain. Cain somehow knows about her past life. He has abducted her son, and if Elizabeth wants to save him she must retrieve her husband's trophies -- the fingers he cut off each of his victims. 

With a deadline of one hundred hours, Elizabeth has no choice but to return to the life she once fled, where she will soon realize that everything she thought she knew is a lie, and what's more shocking than Cain's identity is the truth about her husband. 

The Serial Killer's Wife is a 80,000-word thriller in the vein of Jeffery Deaver, John Sanford, and Thomas Harris. It includes a special foreword by Blake Crouch. 

Reviews & Praises:
What would you do to save your child? Clearly Elizabeth will do anything necessary. She turns out to be a character that is strong enough to do what it takes, while still retaining her humanity and compassion. She manages to fight through loosing everything and rebuilding a life for herself and her son only to be attacked just when she thinks she is safe. Even with that, she doesn't break down and give up, but continues on through more losses than anyone should be expected to deal with and betrayal to succeed in doing the right thing. Leaves me hoping 2 things, that if needed I could be that strong, and that I never need to be that strong. An excellent story from a writer that is still getting even better in his craft (I will love to see where he is in 2 years) and a twist that caught me off guard. Good job!
-> By A.M Donovan

“This is a scary, thrilling, page-turning, race-against-the-clock novel if ever there was one, with a true shocker of an ending. Miss this one at your own peril.”
-> Blake Crouch, author of Run

“An explosive summer thriller. Robert Swartwood is a sharp writer, his prose lean and mean as a razor blade. He notches up the tension from chapter to chapter like a master story-teller, keeping you reading long into the night.”
->The Man Eating Bookworm

“A fun, fast, and refreshing read. Well done!”
-> The LL Book Review

“A breath-taking ride filled with twists and surprises along the way. Just when you have everything figured out, author Robert Swartwood drops in a surprise or two.”
-> Thoughts in Progress

About the Author:
Robert Swartwood was born in 1981. His work has appeared in such venues as The Los Angeles Review, The Daily Beast, Postscripts, ChiZine, Space and Time, Wigleaf, and PANK. He is the editor of Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer, which was chosen by The Nervous Breakdown as one of their favorite books of 2010, and was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday with Scott Simon.
Now Onto the Giveaway:
International Giveaway.
There will be 5 winners.
When I email the winner, they will have 48 hours to reply to the email with confirmation.
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  1. Thank you for this awesome internationally opened giveaway.

  2. thanks for the invite, and this giveaway!!! it sounds intriguing and promising, and i'm so happy that this is an international giveaway!!! ^_^

  3. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of your book. It sounds really great!

  4. Thank you for the invite to this great give-away I will be keeping my fingers crossed :)

  5. This book looks awesome! A real griping novel, to read in one sitting.

  6. thanx for the awesome giveaway! :D

  7. Great giveaway! Best of luck Debdatta & Robert!

    Paul R Hewlett

  8. thanks for an poortunity to win this book..first time in your blog..


  9. this sounds like it would be an exciting book.....


  10. looking forward...best wishes