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HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS
Available in Hardcover on August 26th
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The dead of winter.
An isolated island off the coast of Maine.
He’s a reclusive writer whose macabre imagination creates chilling horror novels. She’s a down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids’ puppet shows. He knows a dozen ways to kill with his bare hands. She knows a dozen ways to kill with laughs.
But she’s not laughing now. Or not much, anyway. When she was a teenager, he terrified her. Now they’re trapped together on a snowy island off the coast of Maine. Is he the villain she remembers or has he changed? Her head says no. Her heart says yes.
It’s going to be a long, hot winter.
I’m often asked where I get my inspiration. Heroes Are My Weakness is a book I’ve been thinking about for years. As you might have noticed after reading The Great Escape, I love books about islands. But the summery beauty of The Great Escape’s Charity Island couldn’t be more different from the bleak winter landscape of Peregrine Island, Maine, the setting for Heroes Are My Weakness.
Heroine Annie Hewitt arrives on this isolated island at night in the middle of a snow storm. She’s sick, frightened, and at the end of her resources. The two red suitcases she has with her hold all she has left—the puppets she uses to make her living. Annie couldn’t be more ill prepared for what she finds when she reaches Moonraker Cottage or for the man who dwells in Harp House, the mysterious mansion that looms above her from the top of a windblown cliff.
Here’s a Sneak Peek at Chapter One of Heroes Are My Weakness.