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A.E. Rawson A Savage Art was inspired by the Jane Campion thriller, In the Cut. I saw Michael Parkinson's very patronising interview with Meg Ryan, asking - more…moreA Savage Art was inspired by the Jane Campion thriller, In the Cut. I saw Michael Parkinson's very patronising interview with Meg Ryan, asking - more or less - "What's a nice girl like you doing in a film like this?" and was intrigued. I watched the film and then went on to read the novel by Susanna Moore. I was interested to see if I could write something similar set in the UK. The Meg Ryan character is a teacher/poet and my character, Kate, is a textile artist.

Although this was the inspiration, my novel took on a life of its own and the story is very different. But it is an erotic thriller, and there is a question of revenge and survival at the heart of it. (less)
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On 14th June, Fahrenheit Press are publishing a Limited Edition Hardback of A Savage Art.

Take a look at the design – it leaves me breathless.  It’s based on a William Morris textile print and although there’s no hint of erotica it’s deliciously sexy.


I can’t wait to get my paws on a copy – and also Derek Farrell’s Death of a Diva and Jo Perry’s Dead is Better

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"This was well plotted and interesting. I like a book that teaches you something (in this case textile art ). Well worth a read if you like a dark thriller that's a little bit different."
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Tastes Like Fear by Sarah Hilary
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I enjoyed the two previous novels in this series but this was exceptional.

The story has some real twists and turns which both surprised me and felt inevitable - and all without me feeling cheated by the writer. The characters - police, victims, perp
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Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan
Anatomy of a Scandal
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A good novel which tackles something of the current zeitgeist around #metoo

It's a courtroom drama and the focus is on a rape trial. We see the events through the eyes of the prosecuting barrister, the accused and his wife.... We only see the victim'
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"Rollicking good fun: a twisty-turny thriller with a terrifically strong central character. Bodes well for the sequel."
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My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
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Stephen King called it a masterpiece - so I guess that should have been a warning. This is not a novel for the faint hearted. I wouldn't normally include myself in that group - but I confess a few pages in and I was tempted to give up, it was so shoc ...more
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Smile by Roddy Doyle
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This one packs a strong emotional punch

It's about belonging and not belonging. About what it's like to be on the outside looking in. It's about abuse and memory and repression and a breakdown. The twist is foreshadowed so I didn't think it was as mu
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The Golden House by Salman Rushdie
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A bit of a slog to read, this one.

There's lots that is interesting about it - a novel of our times, covering the years from the election of Obama to that of Trump. So there's the political background, there's the exploration of identity and gender,
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“I wanted an impressionistic effect, so I highlighted down her arms and the back of one hand. The other I left curled on one side and picked out her shoulders and collar bone. Then down to her navel, which I also highlighted in gold.
Then I took a small paintbrush and hovered above her nipples.
'Gold, or pink?'
'Oh, definitely gold,' she said.
I painted her nipples and areola, and she giggled.
'Interesting,' she said, lifting her head and looking down.”
A.E. Rawson, A Savage Art

“Last night, I killed a man. If I had to, I'd do it all over again. Afterwards I slept like a baby. There's a surprising amount of physical exertion in murder - they don't call it a dead weight for nothing.”
A.E. Rawson, A Savage Art

“It was the men I was really concerned about so I worked through the male avatars more systematically. Several had clearly been pursuing her - but that in itself was no surprise. She'd given the majority a polite brush off. One or two had offered her their protection, whatever that meant. I took a note of the interesting ones, logged out of Rowena's account and back in under my login of Cassandra. All but one were open to new contacts, so I composed and sent flirtatious introductions.”
A.E. Rawson, A Savage Art

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”
Mark Twain

“When I used to teach creative writing, I would tell the students to make their characters want something right away - even if it's only a glass of water. Characters paralyzed by the meaninglessness of modern life still have to drink water from time to time.”
Kurt Vonnegut

“You need to read more science fiction. Nobody who reads science fiction comes out with this crap about the end of history”
Iain Banks

“Fuck every cause that ends in murder and children crying.”
Iain M. Banks, Against a Dark Background

“The point is, there is no feasible excuse for what are, for what we have made of ourselves. We have chosen to put profits before people, money before morality, dividends before decency, fanaticism before fairness, and our own trivial comforts before the unspeakable agonies of others”
Iain M. Banks, Complicity

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A.E. Rawson Thanks Beth. I am a bit of a latecomer to good reads - must go find some more guppies!

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Beth Hi Ann,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author on Goodreads! I hope you will put my books, A Real Basket Case, To Hell in a Handbasket, Deadly Currents, and my new May release, Wicked Eddies, on your to-read list. If you'd like to enter a contest for free mystery books, sign up for my email newsletter at: http://bethgroundwater.com/ .
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