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Laura Benedict

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Laura Benedict is the Edgar-nominated author of six novels of dark suspense, including the Bliss House gothic novels: BLISS HOUSE, CHARLOTTE'S STORY (Booklist starred review), and THE ABANDONED HEART. Her other novels are DEVIL'S OVEN, an Appalachian Frankenstein story, CALLING MR. LONELY HEARTS and ISABELLA MOON. Her short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, PANK, on NPR, and in numerous anthologies like Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads, The Lineup: 20 Provocative Women Writers, and St. Louis Noir. Get to know Laura better at www.laurabenedict.com.

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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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“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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“Nicole had kept the word cathartic as a kind of souvenir.”
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“Before taking the first drink, he shook away the hank of blonde bangs that were always falling in his eyes. It was an oddly feminine move for a guy who was so unabashedly masculine.”
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message 1: by Dean

Dean Baker thank you for the add, Laura


message 2: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Laura Thanks for Friending me. How's the writing going with you?


message 3: by Laura

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!


message 4: by Stan

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!)
Stan
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