The brilliance of this debut novel, is Skye’s ability to explore issues of depression, abuse, and addiction through an expertly crafted crime novel.
Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) August 08, 2013
Sydney native Vanessa Skye brings the complex character of detective Alicia Raymond to life using her own struggles with depression in the gripping crime fiction debut, The Enemy Inside.
Alicia (aka Berg) is a Chicago detective with a secret that is catching up with her. As she tries to hunt down a serial killer targeting the city’s truck drivers, she’s also confronted with a past she would rather bury. The Enemy Inside is a fast paced thriller that investigates the gritty darkness of Chicago streets as well as the darkness that lives within Berg.
“The brilliance of this debut novel,” says Jenny Pedroza, TWCS director of marketing, “is Skye’s ability to explore issues of depression, abuse, and addiction through an expertly crafted crime novel.” Ms. Skye performed extensive research into the city of Chicago as well as the American criminal justice system to bring authenticity to the novel, but it is her openness about her own struggles with depression brings amazing depth to her lead character. The Enemy Inside is the first book in the Edge of Darkness series. The sequel, Broken, will be published in February 2014.
Deep, raw, complex, and honest, The Enemy Inside explores the following themes:
- the destructiveness of addiction and depression
- the vigilante justice that has become a part of our pop culture with such hit television series and major motion pictures such as Dexter and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
- the long, emotional road survivors of childhood abuse walk in order to heal
The Enemy Inside is available in paperback and ebook formats starting August 8, 2013 on Amazon, B&N.com, iTunes, Kobo, and The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House.
While exploring darkness in others, be careful not to expose your own.
That's what Chicago detective Alicia Raymond discovers when she's assigned to investigate the torture and murder of a middle-aged trucker.
Better known as Berg, Alicia is forced to confront her own darkness: her obsessive need to track down killers; her increasing craving for violence; her potentially devastating feelings for her partner.
When she finds herself sympathizing with a sadistic killer who is exacting revenge for a decades-old crime, she realizes the most dangerous secret of all might just be her own state of mind. As Berg’s carefully constructed life falls apart, she faces a choice: surrender to the evil inside or finally acknowledge the brutal past she would rather bury.
The Enemy Inside is the first in the Edge of Darkness series, which challenges the concept of justice, asks if vengeance sometimes justifies murder, and explores whether you can ever heal from a broken past.
About the author:
Vanessa Skye is a journalist and public relations executive who has always loved a good story.
Inspired by a recurring dream, Vanessa wrote her crime fiction debut, The Enemy Inside, which challenges the concept of justice, asks if the need for vengeance sometimes justifies murder, and explores whether you can ever heal from childhood abuse. The second book in this series, Broken, will be released in 2014. In her spare time, Vanessa wrote a short story, “The Piece,” which was published in February 2012 by Dark Prints Press as a part of The One That Got Away dark fiction anthology.
Vanessa now works as a freelance writer and author, and lives in Sydney, Australia.
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About the Publisher:
The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House is an up-and-coming independent publisher based in New South Wales, Australia. They recently gained a great deal of attention with Fifty Shades of Grey, the international literary sensation released in June 2011 by TWCS and is now represented by Random House.
Launched in October 2010 with the vision of working alongside talented authors while providing quality e-books to the growing marketplace, TWCS publishes a wide range of fiction titles and is sure to have something for any appetite.
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