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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Featured Indie Book: The Devils' Cradle (Darcy Daniel)

The Devils' Cradle (Darcy Daniel)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Thriller The Devils' Cradle by Darcy Daniel.

Darcy Daniel wrote the screenplay for The Devils' Cradle before she wrote the novel and it went on to win Julie Gray's "Just Effing Entertain Me" contest for the "Best Thriller/Horror."

"An excellent and well paced suspense read, I thought the author did a super job of keeping the reader on edge. " - Reader Review

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 475 pages - released in January 2014.

About the Book

On Australia’s island state, more than one species of Tasmanian Devil exists...

Beneath the surface of Nina Holt’s perfect marriage lurks a life of terror inflicted upon her by her politically powerful husband Michael and his brother Greg, a sadistic detective. For over a decade they have managed to keep Nina imprisoned, using her to satisfy their every whim.

Worse still, the only light in her life—her 9-year-old son, Sam—considers Michael a hero. When Sam imitates Michael’s violence by lashing out at her, Nina knows it’s time for both of them to escape before Sam truly turns into the monster Michael is grooming him to become.

After crashing her car in her haste to escape, kind motorist Case Herder offers her help. Unaware that he has his own plans for her, Nina accepts, igniting a deadly game of cat and mouse as they flee across Tasmania with Sam.

As Michael and Greg relentlessly hunt them down to Cradle Mountain, Nina finds herself with nowhere left to run. Cornered, she has no choice but to face evil head-on.

The Devils' Cradle (Darcy Daniel)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Set in Tasmania, this modern thriller chilled me to the bone and - natch - the character work was nothing short of brilliant. The script was a page-turner with unexpected emotional depth and - well, it's just disturbing as heck." - Julie Gray

- "Darcy Daniel's THE DEVILS' CRADLE is one sizzling novel, with great characters, a break-neck pace, plenty of sex and romance, and a pair of villains every bit as depraved as Hannibal Lecter.[...]THE DEVILS' CRADLE is a good choice for readers looking for a sexually-charged, fast-paced thriller. Daniel is a talented writer - she had me from the first page! Great story, great characters, great ending. Highly recommended." - kacunnin (Amazon)

- "[...] I liked the author's writing style: the book was easy to read and had good flow without being simplistic. The author did a great job with the psychological motivations of each of the characters, and the situations and people felt real, which makes this book top notch." - IndieHeart (Amazon)

- " I don't think I have ever cheered for a character in a read to win more than I did in this one. There were many twists and turns in the story as the battle for Nina and her son's freedom continued, and the mystery behind Case's wives murder becomes revealed. It is fast paced, full of emotion of one kind or another, and has a bang of an ending. Enjoy![...]" - Shirley Priscilla Johnson

About the Author

Author Darcy Daniel
Author Darcy Daniel
Darcy Daniel loved reading from an early age and fell in love with many genres, but was drawn most of all to thrillers and romances, leaving her elated when she won the Charter Oak Golden Acorn Excellence in Writing contest for Best Contemporary Series Romance.

She lives on acreage in a cottage with her family and energetic dog. With friends and family close by, she enjoys country life in the picturesque, small historic town of Windsor in Sydney, Australia.

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Link to the Paperback The Devils' Cradle with Excerpt on Amazon

Link to the eBook The Devils' Cradle with Excerpt on Amazon

The Devils' Cradle (Darcy Daniel)