Sunday, May 29, 2016

"Beware That Girl"

Teresa Toten is the author of the acclaimed Blondes series, as well as The Game, The Onlyhouse, among other books. Toten has twice been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award. Born in Zagreb, Croatia, she arrived in Canada 13 days later, and now lives in Toronto.

Toten applied the Page 69 Test to her new novel, Beware That Girl, and reported the following:
From page 69:
Still, my next play had to be the files. I had to break into Kruger’s cabinet. I needed better intel on Olivia in order to bind her close and guarantee my sweet ride all the way to Yale.... That was the plan, but any good plan must allow for contingencies. A plan A needs a plan B, and a C, and in worst-case scenarios, a D.
That’s my character Kate who’s intending to break into school files to get information on the fabulous Olivia in order to bind Olivia to her. It’s indicative of Kate's street smarts and conniving. In alternating chapters, I have two lovely blonde girls, two friends, two protagonists and we have to beware of one of them—but which one? You think you know but then you don’t. It’s a dark, twisty story around the most complex relationship there is—female friendship and how far would you go to get what you want.
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--Marshal Zeringue