Examining the Truth in Fiction Through a Thriller

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Author Charlotte Pritchard blends reality and fiction in new mystery "A Dark Hole"

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With the flair of a great mystery novel, Marcy witnesses a horrific scene, leaving her with a secret she can never reveal.

According to author George R.R. Martin, “Fiction is lies; we're writing about people who never existed and events that never happened when we write fiction, whether it’s science fiction or fantasy or western mystery stories or so-called literary stories. All those things are essentially untrue. But it has to have a truth at the core of it.”

Author Charlotte Pritchard is no stranger to the world of mysteries and thrillers. It is through the inclusion of every day situations and harsh realities while adding in complex twists and turns that makes Pritchard’s writing engaging, relatable and uniquely suspenseful.

In her second novel, “A Dark Hole,” Pritchard examines the all too common scenario of an abusive, dysfunctional family dynamic. “A Dark Hole” follows Marcy Finley—her immediate family is extremely dysfunctional. Her mother is negligent and her stepfather is abusive.

With the flair of a great mystery novel, Marcy witnesses a horrific scene, leaving her with a secret she can never reveal. Her secrets turn to nightmares and unusual behavior. It is in this aspect of the novel that Pritchard excels—examining the psychological and physical impact of abuse and experiencing trauma.

Abuse and its impacts on those experiencing it is an all too common reality. Through fiction, such realities are brought to the attention of the larger public. Through engaging, powerful writing, these stories will stay with those that read them for years to come.

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“A Dark Hole”
By: Charlotte Pritchard
ISBN: 978-1-4917-1811-7
Available in softcover ($12.95) and e-book ($3.99)
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iUniverse Publishing

About the author
Charlotte Pritchard was born and raised in South Dakota. Her interests include travel, scrapbooking, drawing, music, genealogy, and writing poetry. Now retired, she resides in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she enjoys spending time with her family. This is her second novel.

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