New book brings modern twist to classic struggle of young love

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A modern day ‘Romeo & Juliet,’ novel highlights effects of separated social classes

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This is a love story in a thriller setting within the drug and crime culture.

In a society that bases future success on teen achievements, a new book is bringing fresh perspective to the struggles of youth who have few choices.

In Crow’s Row, author Julie Hockley brings readers a love story that interweaves social class division with the relevant and controversial issues of drug legalization and gang wars. When Emily, a young college student, is abducted after witnessing a murder, the book catapults readers into the middle of a young love between the “bad boy” and the “good girl,” both seeking to avoid their predetermined destinies.

“This is a love story in a thriller setting within the drug and crime culture,” says Hockley. “Dramatic and intense, but still believable to the core.”

Highlighting the timelessness embedded in the notion of divided classes and obsessive young love even in modern days, Hockley was drawn to writing by her simple motivation to create something she herself would want to read. She hopes Crow’s Row will encourage others to write.

“Anytime someone finds out I’ve written a novel because it seemed fun, they gush, ‘I’ve always wanted to do that," says Hockley, a young mother and lawyer. “Why don’t they? Why has it become such a crazy thing? Inspiration can come from anywhere. There is a novel in everyone.”

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Crow’s Row
By Julie Hockley
ISBN: 9781462003907
Paperback, retail price: $22.95 soft cover

About the author
A graduate of the University of Ottawa, Julie Hockley holds a law degree and a bachelor’s degree in English literature. A busy young mother, lawyer and civil servant, she lives with her growing family in Durham Region, Ontario. This is her debut novel.


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Phone: 317-602-7137
Email: jkiefer(at)bohlsenpr(dot)com
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