Monday, January 19, 2015

"Fear the Darkness"

Becky Masterman grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and received her MA in creative writing from Florida Atlantic University. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband.

She applied the Page 69 Test to Fear the Darkness, the second book in the Brigid Quinn Series, and reported the following:
From page 69:
“These things happen with equivocal death. Guy pushes his wife down the stairs. Kid road trips her dad who’s got dementia and says he must have wandered away...”

“Equivocal death. Sounds like Brigid Code for murder. Chilling. I’m chilled.”
In my first thriller, Rage Against the Dying, I introduced Brigid Quinn, a 50-something (emphasis on something) retired FBI very special agent. In that story, Brigid got herself in trouble with the one serial killer she had failed to catch during her career. But the thing about Brigid is that, always a loner, she was never part of the world she sought to protect. In Rage she learned what it’s like to be a wife. In Fear the Darkness, she makes her first friend.

The passage quoted above is a bit of dialogue between Brigid and her friend Mallory Hollinger, a wealthy Tucson socialite. Wry, occasionally snarky, and just as vibrant, Brigid says that Mallory is like her, except for the angst.

Is it a thriller? Well, throw in a borderline crazy mother who refuses to believe her son’s drowning was accidental, a visitor who introduces evil to Brigid’s otherwise peaceful home, a pug who may have been poisoned, and some symptoms that make you wonder if super woman Brigid herself hasn’t had a dose of kryptonite, and you have the makings of something more than your average women’s novel.
Learn more about Fear the Darkness at Becky Masterman's website.

My Book, The Movie: Rage Against the Dying.

The Page 69 Test: Rage Against the Dying.

My Book, The Movie: Fear the Darkness.

--Marshal Zeringue