And, now, we have arrived at that astonishing point for my dear WHAT YOU SEE.
The other thing that begins to happen this week is the reviews! You see an email subject that says review and you click open, knowing your life may change. I burst into tears when I saw Oline Cogdill's!
She calls WHAT YOU SEE "superb," and "highly entertaining!" I sat in my study hollering superb! Superb! Superb! (Can you imagine?) Luckily I was by myself.
Library Journal awarded a star, and the other three trades were fabulously positive. Robin Agnew of Aunt Agatha's Mystery Bookstore called it“flawlessly done,” and “perfection,” and “one of the best and most resonant thrillers of the year.”
I will probably tell you about those that a couple more times.
You have been on this journey with me from the beginning, and I am grateful. But just a reminder, here are two looks into WHAT YOU SEE.
This is Franklin Alley, just within a surveillance camera shot :-) of Boston City Hall.
The book begins with a high noon stabbing in Curley Park, and Jake and Deluca get a tip that the bad guy has gone down this twisty cobblestone path. But it is a dead-end! Would a murderer run away in this direction? And then they hear something.
This is Jane Ryland, who, due to a series of events – – very surprising – – is now at Boston City Hall. She's on the trail of this noon-time standing. And then she gets that phone call.
Two more quick things:
And then let me know via my website, because I am sending prizes to all who order before October 26. And for you darling Femmes readers a special prize. Just put Femmes! on the form (you can click to it from my website) in the inscription space, and I will send you a special treasure.
Crossing fingers and love you madly!
And anyone have pals in Atlanta, Phoenix, Madison, Oakmont, Indianapolis or Orange county? Tell me in the comments if you anywhere near there! And check my events calendar--love to see you all.
And oh--LAUNCH PARTY! Thursday, October 22, 7pm at Brookline Booksmith. Will I see you there?
Ah. SO NERVOUS! How can I relax?