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Hannah Richell & The Shadow Year giveaway
Last year at the Sydney Writers’ Festival I met Hannah Richell, author of the international bestseller Secrets of the Tides. Since then, it’s been so inspiring to witness her progression from debut novelist to highly-acclaimed author of her second novel, The Shadow Year, in such a short space of time.
Anita Shreve calls The Shadow Year ‘an engrossing and clever tale’, a thrilling endorsement for any writer, and Thuy On writes about the book here for The Australian. I found its mystery especially powerful and foreboding (just like that within Secrets). It kept me guessing right to the very end, and I was reminded of books by Donna Tart and Jodi Picoult – even though Hannah has such a distinct voice of her own. I simply loved the moody sense of place she created in the UK’s Peak District, and the use of a plant called Honesty within the story (which she writes about here). I can’t wait to see what she does next.
The good people at Hannah’s publishers, Hachette, have offered Crafty Minx readers 5 x giveaway copies. First in best dressed but please, do tell, what would you do with a year off from all responsibilities? I’m curious to hear. And feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d rather keep your answer under wraps. Don’t forget to pop in your mailing address.