Laura Benedict

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Laura Benedict is the Edgar- and ITW Thriller Award- nominated author of eight novels of suspense, including the forthcoming The Stranger Inside (February 5, 2019). Small Town Trouble, her most recent book, is a cozy crime novel. Her Bliss House gothic trilogy includes The Abandoned Heart, Charlotte’s Story (Booklist starred review), and Bliss House. Her short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, and in numerous anthologies like Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads, The Lineup: 20 Provocative Women Writers, and St. Louis Noir. A native of Cincinnati, she lives in Southern Illinois with her family. Visit her at www.laurabenedict.com.

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Laura Benedict Hi, Alexandria! I can't believe I didn't realize I had questions waiting--sorry to be slow.
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Hi, Alexandria! I can't believe I didn't realize I had questions waiting--sorry to be slow.
I hope you enjoy Bliss House. It was a blast to write, and as I wrote it, I wasn't really sure what was going to happen next. I had an idea of how it would end, but that was it. Now I'm working on Bliss House #2, set in the 1950s. Loving the research. Thanks so much for reading! L.(less)
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The Stranger Inside Tour Wrap Up: Links and Pics

 

 

What an amazing month it’s been!

I can’t believe The Stranger Inside was published a full month ago. It’s been a whirlwind, so I’m collecting all my favorite links about it here. Lots of folks worked hard to bring this novel to as many readers as possible, and the results have been overwhelmingly positive! I’m crazy thankful for every...believe 

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“Time is irrelevant in Bliss House. BLISS HOUSE, the first novel in the series, is mostly set in the present. CHARLOTTE’S STORY takes place in 1957. A third novel, THE ABANDONED HEART (available 2016), will tell the story of the house’s first residents. (You’ll find excerpts from BLISS HOUSE and CHARLOTTE’S STORY in the back of this ebook.)”
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Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Laura. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)
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Laura Zoë wrote: "Hi Laura Thanks for Friending me. How's the writing going with you?"

Hey, hon! Sorry I'm so poky about replying. I don't get to Goodreads often enough. Life is good, writing is slow. : ) Hope all is well with you!


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